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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.