Spring Star Party - Yorkshire Dales

We will be going in search of distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters with our spring star party. This is one of the best times of year to observe and a real favourite of stargazers. The constellation of Leo dominates the southern sky and eyes will be peeled for shooting stars and satellites scuttling

overhead. We'll have telescopes and binoculars at the ready and take you on a tour of the heavens. But we'll start with a colourful beginners' talk to set the scene and answer some of those questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Event goes ahead in all weather. You will even get the chance to handle four billion year old rocks from outer space!

The Yorkshire Dales

This is one of the darkest designated landscapes in England, where all the major astronomical delights can be glimpsed, from the Milky Way to the Northern Lights.

Your guide

Astronomer Richard Darn was part of the team that achieved designation of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and helped launch Kielder Observatory. He began outreach astronomy in Chambers Farm Wood in 2001 and advises national parks on dark sky conservation. He has appeared on BBC Sky at Night and Stargazing Live and has regular BBC radio slots. For more visit https://darkskiesuk.org


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults and children over six years old.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Ample free parking at the venue.

What can I bring into the event?

Optionally bring binoculars and telescopes, but in any event wrap up warm.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Drop me an email on richard@richarddarn.com or call 0775 367 0038.

What's the refund policy?

Fully refundable up to one month before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally, but you can also download tickets to your mobiles and that will suffice.

Disabled access?


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West Burton, DL8 4JY
10 March , Saturday 19:00

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