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Solar System Night at Sutton Bank

Solar System Night at Sutton Bank

Saturday 18th September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn at the exciting new Sutton Bank Star Hub for an amazing evening exploring the solar system.

The moon and magnificent Jupiter will be on view along with the ringed world of Saturn. We will use powerful telescopes to reveal their secrets, plus we will venture further into the cosmos to target glittering star clusters.

There will also be a colourful interactive planetarium tour. The event is suitable for adults and children over 6 years old.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 18/09/2021


Event organiser

Richard Darn is organising this event

Please contact Richard Darn directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Bookings for this event can be made via the Eventbrite website.

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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 a calendar.

  • Milky Way Night and Summer Stars

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Saturn and Jupiter Night at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 15th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Milky Way, Star Clusters and Galaxies!

    Friday 4th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Simple Astrophotography at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 19th November 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • See Planets galore and a rising Moon!

    Saturday 3rd December 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Orion Night and Winter Stars at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 14th January 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info

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