Stargazing in Dalby Forest with Astro Dog

Stargazing in Dalby Forest with Astro Dog

Thursday 22nd February 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Dalby Forest Courtyard
Low Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Explore the incredible dark skies above Dalby Forest, set in the heart of the North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve, with the friendly and passionate team of astronomers from Astro Dog.

Enjoy a stargazing session that includes a laser-guided night sky tour, and learn about constellations, asterisms (patterns of bright stars) and how to find and identify various objects.

You’ll use professional astronomy equipment, including binoculars and large aperture telescopes, to view stunning deep space objects, including stars, star clusters, planets,  galaxies and nebulae.

Don’t worry if the weather is poor; you’ll enjoy immersive full-dome shows in their planetarium.

These events are ideal for families, beginners, and anyone interested in astronomy and offer a fantastic opportunity to escape the light-polluted skies of towns and cities.

This event is part of the <a class=”link” href=”/events/north-york-moors-dark-skies-festival-2024/”>North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2024</a> which occurs from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/02/2024

Event organiser

Astro Dog

Astro Dog is organising this event

Please contact Astro Dog directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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.

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