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Milky Way, Star Clusters and Galaxies!

Milky Way, Star Clusters and Galaxies!

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

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

Join astronomer Richard Dark for a star party on a dark, moonless night, meaning more stars are visible and even the incredible Milky Way.

The odd shooting star may also make an appearance! Plus, we’ll use powerful telescopes to explore glittering star clusters and distant galaxies and view the planets Jupiter and Saturn.

The Star Hub at Sutton Bank provides a warm indoor space and a perfect viewing area. In addition, the North York Moors National Park is an international dark sky reserve because of its low levels of light pollution.

We advise you to wear sensible outdoor footwear and wrap up warm. Bring binoculars if you have them, although we will supply the telescopes!


Event organiser

Richard Darn is organising this event

Please contact Richard Darn directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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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.



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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