Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX
Dark skies are back after the long summer break and local astronomer Richard Darn will be breaking out the big telescopes to go on a cosmic voyage!
The venue is the excellent Star Hub at Sutton Bank National Park Centre and our targets will be the beautiful Milky Way and summer constellations. We will also reveal the most distant object you can see in the dark skies above – the Andromeda Galaxy – plus we’ll also enjoy an interactive planetarium tour.
The Star Hub provides a warm indoor space and a perfect viewing area. The North York Moors National Park is an international dark sky reserve because of its low levels of light pollution. So wear sensible outdoor footwear, wrap up warm and bring binoculars if you have them (but we’ll provide the telescopes!).
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.
Sat 3rd Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on a calendar.