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Shooting Stars and the Moon at Sutton Bank

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Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank

Thirsk

YO7 2EH

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A night exploring the moon and gazing skywards for meteors

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Join us for a special pre-Christmas stargazing night at the wonderful new Star Hub at Sutton Bank National Park Centre. This night coincides with the peak of the Geminids meteor shower – the best of the year - and the moon is also in the sky. Although that will cut down on the number of shooting stars we will see we have high hopes of spotting the brighter ones. In between we’ll spy craters on the lunar surface using powerful telescopes. Plus we’ll tour the other stars of early winter, enjoy an interactive planetarium inside the warm Hub and get a chance to handle space rocks.

This event is suitable for adults and children over six years old and is perfect for novices and goes ahead in all weather (unless conditions are hazardous). Warm refreshments are included in the ticket price. Numbers will be limited to ensure we have plenty of space. The facility is also well ventilated and wheel chair accessible. Bring your own hand sanitiser. Wear sensible outdoor footwear and wrap up warm. All equipment is supplied but feel free to bring your telescopes and especially binoculars.

The North York Moors National Park is one of the world's newest dark sky reserves because of its low levels of light pollution. The Star Hub is a project by the North York Moors National Park Authority.


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Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank

Thirsk

YO7 2EH

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Organiser Richard Darn

Organiser of Shooting Stars and the Moon at Sutton Bank

Stargazer Richard Darn has helped Northumberland, North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales national parks all become international dark sky reserves over the past eight years. He has numerous TV and radio appearances to his credit, but at heart remains a stargazer who loves to share his passion for the heavens. He has staged staged hundreds of public astronomy events across Britain. He also co-founded the legendary Kielder Forest Star Camp and provides expertise to other dark landscapes including the North Pennines, Norfolk Coast and Cranborne Chase AONBs, along with Exmoor National Park and the Friends of the Lake District.

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