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Stargazing at Stump Cross Caverns

Stargazing at Stump Cross Caverns

Thursday 14th April 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Stump Cross Caverns
Greenhow Hill, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5JL

Unlock the secrets of the formation of our Solar System over 4 billion years ago. How did the planets form, and how did we get such a large moon! See and handle first-hand the 4 billion year old building blocks of our unique place in the Universe.

This event is a family-friendly evening with Chris Higgins and Martin Whipp from The Lime Tree Observatory and Planetarium.

Ticket includes:

– admission to the underground caves for an ultraviolet light tour
– 1-hour presentation (around 7.30 pm)
– curry, rice and naan bread – served at around 6.30 pm after the cave tour (optional and can be pre-ordered along with your ticket).

Following the presentation, weather and time permitting, telescopes will be on hand for sky viewing.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 14/04/2022

Event booking

Please contact the venue directly for all booking enquiries.

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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.



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