Northern Dales Night Skies

Northern Dales Night Skies

Tuesday 21st February 2023 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Dales Bike Centre
Parks Barn, Reeth, North Yorkshire, DL11 6AW

A nocturnal journey from Mallerstang to Marske under the beautiful skies of the Yorkshire Dales International Dark Sky Reserve.

Arrive early at the newly extended Dales Bike Centre Cafe with pizza specials, cake and hot drinks available from 17:00.

From 18:00, there may be an opportunity to view of Venus, Jupiter and a crescent moon in the early twilight.

From 18:30 – 19:30, as full darkness falls, we will visit many locations through the eyes of local nightscape photographer Paul Clark.

Weather permitting, this will be followed by night sky tours using telescopes manned by Reeth Informal Astronomy Group.

If cloudy, a virtual sky tour will be presented.

This event takes place as part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 21/02/2023


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

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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