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!
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.
Fri 4th Nov
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.