Shooting Stars under Summer Skies - Perseids

Shooting Stars under Summer Skies - Perseids

Saturday 12th August 2023 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX

Join astronomer Richard Darn for a special star party to mark the peak (almost!) of the famous and fabulous Perseids meteor shower. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for tell-tale trails in the sky as cosmic dust particles burn up spectacularly. Plus, we may get a glimpse of the Milky Way and sparkling star clusters.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023


Event organiser

Richard Darn

Richard Darn is organising this event

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • See the Geminids meteor shower at Sutton Bank Star Hub

    Wednesday 13th December 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

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  • Dark Skies Experience at Sutton Bank

    Friday 15th December 2023 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

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  • Dark Skies Experience at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 16th December 2023 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

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  • Winter Stars under Dark Skies

    Saturday 6th January 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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  • Dark Skies Experience at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 13th January 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

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  • A Waxing Winter Moon

    Saturday 20th January 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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