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National Parks over the moon with bagging 'star' astrophysicist Tim O’Brien for Dark Skies Festival

Tim O'Brien, a well-known astrophysicist and popular media commentator on space matters, will raise the curtain on next February’s Dark Skies Festival organised by the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

National Parks back Big Dipper campaign to protect night sky

Businesses and homeowners across the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are being urged to take steps to help protect the star quality of the national parks’ dark skies as part of a nationwide campaign to reduce light pollution.

Starry, starry nights

Guardian writer, Lizzy Denning gets front row seats to the Dark Skies Festival as she’s greeted with two shooting stars and ghost walks on her visit to the North York Moors National Park.

Starmakers initiative to help meet demand for Dark Skies events

The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks will be running a Starmakers initiative to recruit and develop a band of expert astro-guides to meet the booming interest in stargazing and the night sky.  

Additional eight days for National Parks' 2018 Dark Skies Festival

Host of new star-studded events lined-up

A night zip wire experience and stargazing combined with a stellar eating experience will be just two of numerous new events in a much-expanded Dark Skies Festival across four National Parks in February 2018.

Poetry star captures beauty of Dark Skies in verse

One of the UK’s best known poets has penned a poem celebrating the wonders of the county’s dark skies especially for the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks Dark Skies Festival.