The Sky's the Limit Stargazing Event

The Sky's the Limit Stargazing Event

Friday 10th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road, Elvaston, DE72 3EP

Everyone is invited to visit Elvaston Castle Country Park to explore the night sky for this special “The Sky’s the Limit” stargazing event.

Kindly supported by three local astronomical societies, gaze through their high powered telescopes and watch some fascinating presentations. Learn about stars, galaxies the solar system, and space exploration!

Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or beginner looking to learn more there is something for all ages at this exciting event.

The shop and information centre will be open for hot drinks, snacks and space orientated gifts. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Tickets required and prior booking essential.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 10/03/2017


Event organiser

Derby County Council Countryside Service is organising this event

Please contact Derby County Council Countryside Service directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

The Countryside Service team from Derby County Council are organising bookings for this event. Please click the button below to purchase tickets.

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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

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  • Sky is the Limit Stargazing at Elvaston Castle

    Saturday 27th November 2021 from 18:00pm to 23:00pm

    Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, DE72 3EP

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  • Sky is the Limit Stargazing at Elvaston Castle

    Saturday 4th December 2021 from 18:00pm to 23:00pm

    Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, DE72 3EP

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