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.
Weather forecast for Gilling Castle Grounds (0.6 miles away) updated 22/10/21 at 20:00.
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.
Tue 26th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.