Stars over the Howardian Hills - Ampleforth

Stars over the Howardian Hills - Ampleforth

Thursday 18th April 2024 from 00:19am to 21:30pm

Ampleforth Village Hall
West End, Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, YO62 4DU, Yorkshire and The Humber England

This event is free to people who live in the Howardian Hills National Landscape (North Yorkshire) or in nearby bordering areas. But please register on this page to reserve a spot as numbers are limited.

Join us for a free presentation at Ampleforth Village Hall on stargazing and the importance of keeping our skies starry. It is part of a new dark skies project by the Howardian Hills Partnership to promote and protect our precious nocturnal environment.

Did you know that light pollution means that over 80% of people in the UK can no longer see the Milky Way? But we can and lots of other wonders too because of low light pollution.

We want to keep it that way.

Besides explaining the finer points of dark sky friendly lighting, we’ll also take you on a magical journey through the cosmos using a special plantetarium programme. Plus we’ll offer tips on stargazing equipment.


Event organiser

Richard Darn

Richard Darn is organising this event

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


Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

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Weather forecast

  • 17/04/24

    8%
  • 18/04/24

    4%
  • 18/04/24

    7%

Weather forecast for Gilling Castle Grounds (1.6 miles away) updated 14/04/24 at 16:00.


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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Ampleforth Village Hall. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Stars over the Howardian Hills – Ampleforth

    Thursday 18th April 2024 from 00:19am to 21:30pm

    Ampleforth Village Hall, Ampleforth, YO62 4DU

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