Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – February 2020

February 7, 2020 @ 20:00 – 21:30
Low Dalby Astronomy Centre
Dalby Forest Dr
Pickering YO18 7LT
Forestry Commission will charge £3 per car on exit
Neil Graham


Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Star trails from Dalby Forest. Image credit: North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Please note, there is a high likelihood of our February event each year having to be cancelled due to Ice stopping traffic getting in and out of the forest.
Any updates regarding the event being cancelled will be posted on this website and on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Our regular public stargazing at the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest held during the autumn and winter months. Come and see the stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies under one of the darkest skies in the country. The site of the society observatories was awarded the Milky Way Class of the UK Dark Sky Discovery Award in January 2013.

Please wrap up warm and bring along a torch (preferably with a red filter to preserve yours & others night vision).
Please avoid shining white light torches near the observatories, during the event or at other’s faces at it will take 20 minutes for eyes to readjust to the dark
Take extra care in the car park also.

If the weather happens to be inclement, please don’t be put off. A member of the society will give a talk / virtual tour in the warmth of the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre.

Event itself is FREE. The Forestry Commission now charge on exiting the forest – charge is reduced to £3 per vehicle for this event (code supplied at event).

Charitable donations welcomed.
Suggested donation of £2 per adult and £1 per child.

No booking required.

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