Mugrisdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SH
Enjoy an evening stargazing under fabulous dark skies at the wonderful location of Near Howe.
With minimal light pollution, big open skies and dazzling starry displays the Lake District National Park enjoys some of the best stargazing opportunities in the UK.
You’ll enjoy an inspiring astronomical presentation by experienced astronomer Andy Gray at this event which is ideally suited for beginners and novices.
Then you’ll head outdoors for a laser guided tour of the constellations and use telescopes and binoculars to observe planets, galaxies, star clusters and galaxies.
Why not make a night of it and take up one of their fabulous accommodation packages?
This event occurs as part of the Cumbria Dark Skies Festival 2023.
Please note that this has already taken place on 11/11/2023
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.
Sat 11th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.