Moon Palace: After Dark Observation Session in Otley

Moon Palace: After Dark Observation Session in Otley

Sunday 19th November 2023 from 18:00pm to 21:30pm

North Parade Car Park - Otley
North Parade, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1BA

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!

Tickets for moon gazing are limited to 12 per session. If you cannot attend, please return your ticket so someone else can participate.

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.

Please note that this has already taken place on 19/11/2023

Event booking

For more details please see the Leeds 2023 website.

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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.



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  • Daisy Bank Camp

    Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7JB (19.7 miles away)

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  • The Bivouac – Nidderdale

    High Knowle Farm, Upper Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ (20.5 miles away)

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  • Firs Farm Bed & Breakfast

    Healey, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4LH (21.7 miles away)

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  • The Nook Brewhouse

    3A Victoria Square, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2DN (23.6 miles away)

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