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 24/02/2024
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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 24th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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