Wharfedale by Night

Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

The Tennants Arms Hotel

Mastiles Lane, Kilnsey, BD23 5PS


Enjoy a guided interpretive stargazing opportunity in Kilnsey in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with Dark Sky Festival Guide Dr Chris Higgins.

On Friday February 21st and Saturday February 22nd guests and visitors have the chance to stargaze using quality telescopes, binoculars, and other stargazing equipment. Discover an evening of storytelling that delivers a personable, memorable, interpretive showcase of the night sky, the moon and neighbouring planets, deep sky objects like distant nebulae and star clusters, the Milky Way Galaxy, constellations, and nocturnal creatures.

Ultimately, we encourage people to foster their own personal connection with both the night sky and Wharfedale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Join us and discover your universe!

This event is taking place in conjunction with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Dark Skies Festival 2020 which runs from the 7th February to 23rd February 2020.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Yorkshire Dales National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Yorkshire Dales National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 22nd February 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at The Tennants Arms Hotel on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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