Stargazing at Near Howe

Stargazing at Near Howe

Saturday 11th November 2023 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Near Howe
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

Event booking

Please book your tickets via the Near Howe 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.