Dark Skies Winter Star Party

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Date(s) - 12/01/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

West Burton Village Hall


The winter sky sparkles with star clusters and stunning constellations, not to mention satellites and shooting stars scuttling overhead. We’ll have telescopes and binoculars at the ready and take you on a tour of the heavens, where mighty Orion dominates the southern sky. But we’ll start with a colourful beginners’ talk iindoors to set the scene and answer some of those questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Want tips on using that new scope someone bought you for Christmas? We’ll try to help. Event goes ahead in all weather.

Refreshments available courtesy of Cottage in the Dales.

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 has appeared on BBC Sky at Night and Stargazing Live and has regular BBC radio slots. He also advises the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks on dark sky conservation.For more visit https://darkskiesuk.org

How to Book?

Book HERE via Eventbrite > 


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


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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