See our telescopes for beginners guide and our mobile app

In Search of the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights

Thursday 23rd February 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Town End Farm Shop - Airton
Airton, Skipton, BD23 4BE

Join amateur astronomer Richard Darn for a presentation on the Northern Lights and how you can increase your chances of seeing them yourself. With the right conditions you could see them from this dark location in the Yorkshire Dales! The event is suitable for everyone including children and will include observing through telescopes if weather permits. Part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2017.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/02/2017


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.

Visit event website

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.



Stay and gaze nearby

  • Old Dairy B&B Swaledale

    Low Row, Richmond, DL11 6PE (24.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Butt House Guest House – Keld

    Keld, Thwaite, DL11 6LJ (25.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • The Little Barn – Reeth

    Hurst, Richmond, DL11 7NW (28.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Tan Hill Inn

    Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6ED (29.3 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info