The car park at Sutton Bank National Park Centre is a great place to discover the night skies (24 hour pay and display). In 2021 a new stargazing pavilion and warm-room opened to help astronomers host public stargazing events. Photo used with kind permission by Will Owen.
Weather forecast for Shandy Hall (3.6 miles away) updated 28/11/21 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.
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Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. View these events on a calendar.