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Geminids Winter Star Party – Yorkshire Dales

The Keld Resource Centre | Keld | DL11 6LJ

15-12-2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


We are staging our first ever star party in the ultra dark village of Keld in Upper Swaledale to coincide with the lovely Geminid meteor shower – the best of the year. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed to see shooting stars burning up. This is the most reliable shower of its kind and we will be out just a couple of days after its peak. Early on the first quarter moon is also well placed and we’ll turn our telescopes to view its deep craters and high mountains and we’ll even encourage you to take a picture with your smartphone. We may even show you Mars and together with a tour of the lovely winter constellations it will be a night to remember. But we’ll start with a colourful talk to set the scene in the resource centrre and also enjoy warm refreshments and mince pies.

Yorkshire Dales

The Dales is in the top three darkest national parks in England. That means we see over 2,000 stars compared with a handful visible from a town or city.

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 advises national parks on dark sky conservation and 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 week 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?



The Keld Resource Centre
Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 6LJ United Kingdom
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