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Rockets, telescope workshop and stargazing at Gilling Castle

Rockets, telescope workshop and stargazing at Gilling Castle

Tuesday 22nd February 2022 from 18:15pm to 20:30pm

Gilling Castle
The Avenue, Gilling East, North Yorkshire, YO62 4HP

Spend a family-friendly evening stargazing at the historic Gilling Castle as part of the North York Moors National Park’s Dark Skies Festival!

Our astronomy guides, Richard Darn and Neill Sanders from Go Stargazing, will take us on a journey of discovery through the Milky Way. Given clear skies, we should be able to see this elusive river of light arching overhead.

Arrive early from 4.45 pm for rocket-building in the Long Gallery with Neill (and an outdoor launch at dusk), or bring your telescope along for expert advice from Richard.

Then enjoy a presentation in the Great Chamber before a stargazing session on the drive observing fascinating objects using large telescopes.

Prior booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 22/02/2022


Event organiser

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park is organising this event

Please contact North York Moors National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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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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