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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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Romantic Stargazing weekend stays.

February 15 - March 4
Stay Lambing Live, Easegill Cottage
Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4LQ
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Dark skies romantic w/e breaks We are offering 3 night week end stays at our luxury cottage in the Westmorland Dales. View the amazing constellations from our brand new wood-fired hot tub, champagne, chocolates and fresh flowers on arrival. Special Price £425 Available dates: Fri 15th Feb Fri 22nd Feb Fri 1st March  

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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 Evening: Simonstone Hall

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Simonstone Hall, Hawes, DL8 3LY + Google Map

Explore the SUPER MOON on the Simonstone Terrace with TV Astronomer Richard Darn; viewing the moon at it's closest and appearing at it's largest. 'Dark Skies Festival' - celebrating 50 years since the Lunar landings! Tickets £15 including glass of wine per person. Pre-booking only

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BROADRAKE – Photographing the Night Sky with Pete Collins

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale Ingleton North Yorkshire LA6 3AX United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, Pete Collins will give a talk about how to capture the stars and foreground detail in the night skies using your DSLR camera, or maybe one of the better mobile phone cameras that allows manual settings, and exposures of 30 secs. We will follow this with a trip outside to put the theory into practice, and plan to walk across to Ribblehead Viaduct, just 40 mins walk with opportunities for some…

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Dark Skies Festival 2019. A Guided night walk under the stars at Grimwith

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grimwith Reservoir, Harlington Moor Lane
skipton, BD23 5EE
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A night walk around atmospheric Grimwith Reservoir in the company of two local guides (Jonathan Smith & Andy North) and an expert on the night skies and stars (Chris Higgins). The walk is straightforward and accessible for all. We will be accompanied by Debbie North in her All Terrain Hopper and there will a small number of chairs to hire. The walk is suitable for Tramper, Boma or Terrain Hoppers. Cost is £10 per adult and £5 for helpers or…

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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 at Stump Cross Caverns

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow Hill
Pately Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5JL United Kingdom
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Join us for our first ever star party in conjunction with the 4th Dark Skies festival! Expert Astronomer Richard Darn will be on hand with powerful telescopes to view the skies above Stump Cross and see the stunning star clusters and constellations. Friday 22nd February at 7pm The event will go ahead in all weathers Includes: cavern tour, colourful beginner's talk, outside viewing if clear and chance to handle rocks from outer space. Cavern tour is optional and involves steps, uneven…

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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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DARK SKIES – KNIGHT UNDER THE STARS with Neill Sanders

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bolton Castle, Leyburn, DL8 4ET United Kingdom + Google Map

Dark skies, A knight under the stars at Bolton Castle, greeted with mulled wine to warm you up on a winters night, as the evening progresses your taste buds will be tingling with cosmic canapes prepared by Fairhursts Catering We'll have telescopes and binoculars at the ready to take you on an amazing tour of the heavens as part of the 3rd Dark Skies Festival. Distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters will be amongst our targets as the constellation of…

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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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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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Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival Starcamp 2019

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - March 3 @ 12:00 pm
Tan Hill Inn, Long Causeway
Richmond, DL11 6ED
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Enjoy a family friendly weekend of stargazing at the Tan Hill Inn, an event taking place as the official "Starcamp" for the Yorkshire Dales and part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2019. Event includes astronomical presentations, laser guided tours of the skies, observing through large telescopes and a bottle rocket competition! Suitable for anyone with an interest in astronomy including younger astronomers!

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

March 2 @ 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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A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Cove

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malham Cove, Malham
Settle,
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Come on a journey with our Rangers for a walk to Malham Cove and a ramble through the galaxy along the way. They will introduce you to some of the constellations and sights of the night sky as you make your way to the Cove. This event is weather dependant so if we can’t see the stars we will give a presentation and potential night walk. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Please bring a torch (no head torches)…

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April 2019

Ultra & Trail Running Festival UK

April 13 - April 14
Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
Settle, BD24 0DE
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The Ultra and Trail Running Festival is the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together an impressive line-up of renowned speakers and experts for an educational and ‘hands on’ weekend of talks, practical workshops, advice and guided runs in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park. Whether you are a seasoned runner or an enthusiast eager to find out more, this weekend will help take your running to a new level and make new connections in the ultra and…

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