Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival 2023 launch event

Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival 2023 launch event

Wednesday 4th October 2023 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

Thornham Village Hall
Thornham, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6LX

The Norfolk Coast Partnership are delighted to host the launch event for this year’s Dark Skies programme at Thornham Village Hall.

Join us at this free event to learn more about the dark skies in your Norfolk Coast AONB and experience them for yourself. Immerse yourself in traditional coastal culture, discover the wildlife that comes out after dark and, of course, spend some time staring up at the sky during a guided tour of the galaxies. With a steaming cup of hot chocolate and a slice of cake!

Please arrive at 18:30 for refreshments and an opening performance by the Pot of Gold Shanty Crew.

We will also hear Norfolk tales by storyteller Jonathan Lambert, a talk by the King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society about the “Journey Beyond Our Solar System to the Edge of the Universe”, and have an opportunity to take part in some Stargazing and other Dark Skies activities.

This event is part of the Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 04/10/2023

Event organiser

Norfolk Coast Partnership

Norfolk Coast Partnership is organising this event

Please contact Norfolk Coast Partnership directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please reserve your free spot via the Eventbrite 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Brancaster Stays

    Common Lane, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BL (4.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Deepdale Camping & Rooms

    Burnham Deepdale, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8DD (4.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Lawns and Lakes Camping and Caravanning Site

    Lowgate Grange, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 8LN (23.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Kelling Heath Holiday Lodge

    Sandy Hill Lane, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7HW (24.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Bumblebarn Bell Tents

    Sheringwood, Beeston Regis, Norfolk, NR26 8TS (27.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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