Night under the stars with Astronomer Richard Darn

Night under the stars with Astronomer Richard Darn

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

Bolton Castle
Redmire, Leyburn, DL8 4ET, Yorkshire and The Humber

Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn for this special evening under the stars. Set at the fantastic location of Bolton Castle and under the dark skies of Wensleydale you’ll be greeted with mulled cider and cosmic canapes! After a beginner’s talk and an introduction to astronomy telescopes and binoculars will be available to help you discover distant galaxies and star clusters. Prior booking required! This public stargazing event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/02/2018


Event organiser

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park is organising this event

Please contact Yorkshire Dales National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite.

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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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