Stargazing festival by North York Moors National Park
The North York Moors Dark Skies Festival in 2024 takes place from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.
The festival is run in collaboration with the Yorkshire Dales National Park and includes a range of events that help celebrate the region’s fantastic dark skies. With venues spanning the entire park, you can enjoy stargazing with experienced astronomers, learn how to take photos of the night skies and experience wellbeing and mindfulness.
The International Dark-Sky Association awarded the North York Moors National park with prestigious Dark Sky Reserve status in 2020 to recognise the low levels of light pollution and amazing dark skies.
Here we feature a selection of stargazing events as part of the festival. Please see the official North York Moors Dark Skies Festival website for a complete schedule.
Photo: The Milky Way over Ravenscar by Steve Bell
Please note that this has already taken place on 09/02/2024
Map of events
List of events
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