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 03/03/2017
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.
Fri 3rd Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.