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January 2019

Dark Skies – telescope making, arts and crafts

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Malham National Park Centre, Malham North Yorkshire BD23 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Dark Skies – telescope making, arts and crafts Drop in to the Dales Countryside museum and our Visitor Centres over the Dark Skies festival and join in our arts and craft activities.  Activities will be taking place through out the day, so just pop in at a time to suit you, stay for half an hour or all day. Make your own working telescope Create Pom Pom Planets Draw swirling galaxies and sparkling stars Craft shadow planets and animals Monday 25th February…

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February 2019

Lantern Making Workshop

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Askrigg Village Hall, Main St
Askrigg, North Yorkshire DL8 3HX United Kingdom
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Come and create a wonderful lantern for the Dark Skies Festival! Using traditional willow and paper, you can design and build your very own lantern. Bring it along to our lantern procession at Freeholders Wood Aysgarth on the 20th February.  To book click on the website/tickets link below.

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Lantern Making Workshop

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Askrigg Village Hall, Main St
Askrigg, North Yorkshire DL8 3HX United Kingdom
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Come and create a wonderful lantern for the Dark Skies Festival! Using traditional willow and paper, you can design and build your very own lantern. Bring it along to our lantern procession at Freeholders Wood Aysgarth on the 20th February.  To book click on the website/tickets link below.

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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Dark Skies Planetarium comes to Skipton! – An Indoor Adventure to the Stars

February 16
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Skipton, Newmarket Street
Skipton, BD23 2JE
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Our National Parks remain some of the darkest places in England and we are excited to include this event, once again, as part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2019. Dark Skies Festivals are all about discovering, learning and enjoying the night sky and the stars you can see as a result. Cosmos Planetarium is an indoor, state of the art, fully digital, 360° immersive multi-media theatre experience. Shows last approximately 30 minutes and include a virtual tour of the night sky where we might:…

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Dark Skies Evening- Featuring Astronomy Speaker Colin Stuart & Ingleton Star Gazers

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Dalesbridge, The Dalesbridge, off the A65
Austwick, LA2 8AZ
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Join us for an evening of star gazing and speaker talk from esteemed astronomy author Colin Stuart. Ingleton stargazers will be on hand for guided star gazing throughout the evening of our beautiful dark Yorkshire Dales Skies. We will be firing up our famous wood fired pizza oven along with the bar being open for drinks all evening. Tickets are £6 each including one drink from the bar (draft beer, house wine, soft drinks, tea or coffee) This is a…

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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Super Moon and Stars Party for all the Family!

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brymor Ice Cream, High Jervaulx Farm
Masham, HG4 4PG
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Super Moon and Stars Party At Brymor with an Astronomer Richard Darn Our National Parks remain some of the darkest places in England and we are excited to be part of the 2019 Dark Skies Festival organized by the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland, North York Moors and the South Downs Nation Parks in February 2019. The Dark Skies festivals are all about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result. Join us for a…

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Woodland Lantern Procession

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Join us for a lantern procession through Freeholders Wood looking at the planet trail by lantern light. Bring the lantern you made at the workshop at Askrigg Village Hall on 3rd February, or one of your own creations. Torches only- no flames! Then warm up in Coppice Café with hot chocolate and snacks, included in the price for children participants. Booking essential. Please wear outdoor clothing. Under 16s accompanied.

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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Dark Skies – Open room for Dark Skies Crafts

February 23 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until 03-03-2019

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Our craft room will be open for the children to come along and create beautiful Dark Skies crafts, art work and master pieces. Included in museum admission.

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Moonbeam on Semerwater

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Forest Schools Session for the Dark Skies Festival 2019 There will be crafts such as making a moon raft, decorating moon rocks, story telling around a camp fire and cooking moon rocks (jacket potatoes) , popping popcorn and making chocolate orange planets.

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Pizza Planet Party

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stage 1 Cycles, Stage 1 Cycles, Station Yard, Burtersett Rd
Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom
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Children's Event as part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Dark Skies Festival 2019. Create homemade pizza planets and whilst they cook take part in a stars and planet activity. Then tuck into your solar system creation Places must be booked £10 per child inc ice cream pudding.

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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**The Dark Skies Festival comes to The Garden Rooms**

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Garden Rooms at Tennants, The Auction House Harmby Rd
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG United Kingdom
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**The Dark Skies Festival comes to The Garden Rooms!** Experience a Planetarium virtual tour of the night sky on 24th February 2019. Tickets are £5 for both adults and children (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). With two different sessions available - ‘We Are Aliens; The Search for Extra Terrestrial Life’ and ‘Tim Peake; Space Station Tour’ - this awe-inspiring experience is fun and educational and suitable for all ages! ... For ticket information, please contact us…

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Creative music workshops in half-term

February 25 @ 10:30 am - March 1 @ 3:30 pm
Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate
Settle, BD24 9DZ
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This February half-term, young people in North Yorkshire aged 10 to 18, are being offered the chance to go on a musical journey through Brazil with three-piece band Trio Simbora – all from Settle Victoria Hall. During this week of creative music workshops, participants will explore Brazil’s exuberant sounds and rhythms - from Rio’s instrumental Choro music to the uplifting songs from the Forró and the Afro-Brazilian traditions of the north-east region. In addition to learning new instrumental and vocal…

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DARK SKIES – A MOMENT IN TIME, story telling with Rhoda Fraser

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Berry’s Farm Shop & Cafe, Swinithwaite, DL8 4UH United Kingdom + Google Map

A Dark Skies Family and Children’s Event - A moment in time with Rhoda Fraser Stories, Poems, Puzzles, and Conversation looking at The Summer Solstice, The Winter Solstice, Leap Years and more.

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In the Woods at Night!

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Come and explore how nocturnal animals use their senses to live and move about in the woods after dark. Let yours lead you on a journey of discovery. Create a hide, an animal footprint trap and a sensory trail for others to follow in the dark. Listen to a story while cooking something tasty on the campfire. Booking Essential. Sorry no dogs. Over 3s only, under 16s must be accompanied.

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Ingleton Pantomime – Aladdin

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - March 2 @ 10:00 pm
Ingleborough Community Centre, Main Street Ingleton North Yorkshire LA6 3HG United Kingdom + Google Map

A spectacular local pantomime telling the story of Aladdin and his lamp. Includes UV, Amazing light a projection effects and of course audience participation

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March 2019

Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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