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Stargazing at Gilling Castle

Stargazing at Gilling Castle

Tuesday 26th October 2021 from 17:30pm to 20:30pm

Gilling Castle
The Avenue, Gilling East, YO62 4HP

Join the team from Gilling Castle as they take part in North York Moors National Park’s Dark Skies Festival with a spectacular stargazing event at Gilling Castle!

Our astronomy guides Richard Darn and Neill Sanders from Go Stargazing have telescopes pointed at wonders of the night sky, such as the giant planet Jupiter and perhaps even Saturn with its amazing rings!

We’ll kick off the evening with rocket launching as the sun sets, and enjoy fun interactive talks on the wonderful night sky within the amazing setting of Gilling Castle’s Great Chamber.

There’ll also be the chance to handle space rocks over four million years old.

Event booking

Please contact the venue for all booking enquiries. Tickets are available from the Ampleforth Trust website.

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Weather forecast

  • 26/10/21

    12° 5%

Weather forecast for Gilling Castle Grounds (0.6 miles away) updated 22/10/21 at 20:00.


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.



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  • Stargazing at Gilling Castle

    Tuesday 26th October 2021 from 17:30pm to 20:30pm

    Gilling Castle, Gilling East, YO62 4HP

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