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
Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.7 miles away) updated 25/09/21 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.