Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival Launch Event

Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival Launch Event

Saturday 25th September 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Thornham Village Hall
Thornham, Hunstanton, PE36 6LX

This event launches the 2021 Norfolk Coast AONB Dark Skies Festival, which runs until 10th October. James Wild MP will join us to officially open the festival, which this year has a theme of nature and dark skies – how wildlife in particular use the dark and are impacted by light pollution.

Also included is a tour of the skies talk by John Craythorne of King’s Lynn & District Astronomy Society (KLADAS). If weather permits, we also hope to do a spot of stargazing on the terrace.

Attending the event is free of charge; however, prior booking is required.

This event takes place as part of the Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival 2021.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/09/2021


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

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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