Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest - March 2024

Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest - March 2024

Friday 1st March 2024 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre
Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Join enthusiastic astronomers from the Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society for their public stargazing event at the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest.

See the stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies through powerful telescopes under some of the darkest skies in the country. These events are ideal for families, couples and stargazers from all backgrounds.

If the weather happens to be inclement, please don’t be put off. A member of the society will give a talk / virtual tour in the warmth of the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre.

The event is FREE, however Forestry England charge a fee on exiting the forest which is reduced to £3 using a code you will be given. To attend you will need to reserve spaces via the Eventbrite website. Tickets are released one month before the event date.

Please note that this has already taken place on 01/03/2024


Event organiser

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please reserve your space on this event via Eventbrite. Bookings can be made one month from the event date.

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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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