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Sutton Bank Star Hub

Sutton Bank Star Hub

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX

The Sutton Bank Star Hub opened in Autumn 2021 and is a fantastic location to explore the dark skies above the North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve.

Along with a viewing area ideal for setting up telescopes, the hub offers some warm indoor space perfect for presentations, making it an ideal location for local Astronomical Societies and independent astronomers to run public stargazing events.

The Star Hub is a project by the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Photo: Richard Darn


Sutton Bank Star Hub is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 09/08/22

    26° 4%
  • 09/08/22

    19° 0%
  • 10/08/22

    17° 0%
  • 10/08/22

    15° 0%

Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.7 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on a calendar.

  • Milky Way Night and Summer Stars

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Saturn and Jupiter Night at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 15th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Milky Way, Star Clusters and Galaxies!

    Friday 4th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Simple Astrophotography at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 19th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • See Planets galore and a rising Moon!

    Saturday 3rd December 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Orion Night and Winter Stars at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 14th January 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY (6.2 miles away)

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  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HH (6.4 miles away)

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  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

    Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TG (8.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (15.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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