Stargazing at Brimham Rocks with York Astronomical Society

Sunday 1st March 2020 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Brimham Rocks - National Trust

Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4DW, Yorkshire and The Humber


The open countryside is the perfect place to see the amazing night sky and to gaze at the natural beauty of the stars and constellations above. We've teamed up with York Astronomical Society who'll be bringing along their telescopes and expert knowledge to Brimham. In the event of poor visibility, they'll be giving a talk in the Visitor Centre at 6.30pm. We'll be opening up the refreshment kiosk too into the evening. This event is one of the last in this year's Nidderdale Dark Skies Festival.

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Sky Festival 2020 which runs from 14th February to 1st March.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

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This event is being organised by National Trust who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Sunday 1st March 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Brimham Rocks - National Trust on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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