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Richard Darn

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Richard Darn is an experienced astronomer based in the North of England. Enthusiastic in outreach, Richard delivers astronomy events across the region in support of numerous locations and organisations.

Richard also advises on dark sky designations, having helped Northumberland National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, and North York Moors National Park achieve dark sky status with the International Dark-Sky Association. Richard helped launch Kielder Observatory and co-founded the popular Kielder Forest Star Camp.

In addition, Richard delivers high-quality training to businesses wanting to tap into the expanding tourism market for stargazing.

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Forthcoming events by Richard Darn

Below is a list of events by Richard Darn. View on a calendar.

  • A Night on the Moon at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 12th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival Star Party 2022

    Saturday 19th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Keld Resource Centre, Richmond, DL11 6LJ

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  • Spring Star Party at Keld

    Wednesday 23rd March 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Keld Resource Centre, Richmond, DL11 6LJ

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  • Spring Stars at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 26th March 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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Event locations used by Richard Darn

  • Bainbridge Village Hall

    High Cam Road, Bainbridge, DL8 3EL

    Private Venue

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  • Chambers Farm Wood – Forestry England

    Education Barn - Chambers Farm Wood, Market Rasen, LN8 5JR

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Keld Resource Centre

    Keld, Richmond, DL11 6LJ, Yorkshire and The Humber

    Private Venue

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  • Orchard Farm – Goathland

    Orchard Lane, Goathland, YO22 5JX

    Private Venue

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  • Sutton Bank Star Hub

    Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN, North East

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • West Burton Village Hall

    West Burton, Leyburn, DL8 4JY, Yorkshire and The Humber

    Private Venue

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