Farnley Hall Park
Hall Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5HA
Book your place for this after-dark moon gazing session with our onboard telescopes. An interactive experience that encourages great conversations on art, science and much more hosted by Artists and Astronomers over a cup of ‘cosmic’ tea! And if it’s a clear night, we may get lucky and see Jupiter’s moons or even Saturn’s rings!
Artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison created Moon Palace; this new artwork and mobile observatory is inspired by the legacy of John Smeaton and the observatory he had in East Leeds. The project forms part of Leeds Year of Culture 2023.
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.
Tue 19th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Stay and gaze nearby
Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.