Huddersfield Lights Out!

Huddersfield Lights Out!

Sunday 25th September 2022 from 22:00pm to 23:00pm

Castle Hill - Huddersfield
Castle Hill Side, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6TA

Huddersfield Lights Out is a campaign to address the ever-increasing problem of light pollution in and around Huddersfield.

The event aims to encourage as many people and businesses as possible to turn off lights on 25th September 2022 and is the brainchild of local astronomer and activist Mark Harrison.

A focal point of this event is Castle Hill, just south of Huddersfield, which offers an excellent vantage point over the town and, if it’s clear, the opportunity for a stargazing session, thus highlighting just how much of the night skies are drowned out by wasted light. (Note that the stargazing session at Castle Hill is to be confirmed).

If you would like to support this campaign, please contact Mark via his Facebook group page Huddersfield Lights Out.

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/09/2022

Event booking

Please contact Mark Harrison via his Facebook group page.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • The Nook Brewhouse

    3A Victoria Square, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2DN (3.8 miles away)

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  • Dovestone Holiday Park

    Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Lancashire, OL3 7NF (10.8 miles away)

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  • Daisy Bank Camp

    Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7JB (15.3 miles away)

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