Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX
Join local astronomer Richard Dark for a special star party to mark the peak (almost!) of the famous and fabulous Perseids meteor shower.
Keep your eyes peeled for tell-tale trails in the sky as cosmic dust particles burn up in spectacular fashion. Plus you may get a glimpse of the Milky Way and sparkling star clusters.
The Hub provides a warm indoor space for colourful presentations with a purpose built viewing area alongside. If it’s cloudy we will still see stars thanks to a brilliant computer based planetarium show.
Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023
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.
Sat 12th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on a calendar.