Sunday, 03.02.19

Lantern Making Workshop

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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Sunday, 03.02.19

Lantern Making Workshop

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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Friday, 15.02.19 to Monday, 04.03.19

Romantic Stargazing weekend stays.

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 Dates available Fri 15th Feb Fri 22nd Feb Fri 1st March   To …

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Friday, 15.02.19

Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

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 …

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Saturday, 16.02.19

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

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 …

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Saturday, 16.02.19

Big Moon Challenge Ride

Part of the YDNPA #DarkSkiesFestival and in aid of SMRT we are hosting a BIG MOON challenge ride. Can you take on the dark skies and follow the rise of a super moon? All routes are off road and require an MTB, there are short joining road sections. Three levels of ride: 2.30pm Children’s 5 …

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Saturday, 16.02.19

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

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 …

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Saturday, 16.02.19

Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

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 …

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Saturday, 16.02.19

How to Photograph Waterfalls After Dark

As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, learn how to create long exposures, making the invisible visible at this spectacular waterfall.

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Saturday, 16.02.19

Dark Skies in Barbon

The Yorkshire Dales National Park remains one of the darkest places in England and we are excited to celebrate this with our Dark Skies Event. Dark Skies Guru, Stuart Atkinson will be explaining the skies above and hopefully, we can get outside to see what he has been telling us! Fun night and highly entertaining. …

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Sunday, 17.02.19

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

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 …

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Sunday, 17.02.19

Super Moon Evening: Simonstone Hall

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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Monday, 18.02.19

BROADRAKE – Photographing the Night Sky with Pete Collins

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 …

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Tuesday, 19.02.19

Super Moon and Stars Party for all the Family!

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 …

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Wednesday, 20.02.19

Woodland Lantern Procession

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 …

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Thursday, 21.02.19

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

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 …

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Friday, 22.02.19

Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

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 …

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Saturday, 23.02.19 to Sunday, 24.02.19

Dark Skies – Open room for Dark Skies Crafts

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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Saturday, 23.02.19

Moonbeam on Semerwater

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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Saturday, 23.02.19

Pizza Planet Party

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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Saturday, 23.02.19

Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

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 …

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Saturday, 23.02.19

DARK SKIES – KNIGHT UNDER THE STARS with Neill Sanders

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 …

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Sunday, 24.02.19

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

**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 …

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Tuesday, 26.02.19

Half Term Special – Tour of The Solar System – 1

This is a special event for the Dark Skies Festival, and is aimed at school children. There will be a guided tour of the Solar System and telescopic observing if it’s clear afterwards. PLEASE NOTE: BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT IS ONLY POSSIBLE BY CONTACTING THE NIDDERDALE AONB OFFICE ON 01423 712950, OR BY VISITING THE …

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Wednesday, 27.02.19

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

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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Wednesday, 27.02.19

Dark Skies 2019 – glow in the Dark Crafts

This event is to give the children an opportunity to make different weaved crafts using reflective and glow in the dark materials. The children will weave a space mat and create a galaxy to take home. Included in museum admission.  

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Friday, 01.03.19

Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

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 …

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Friday, 01.03.19 to Sunday, 03.03.19

Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival Starcamp 2019

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 …

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Friday, 01.03.19

A run into oblivion.

An off-road running experience, to both dazzle and delight. This run is for experienced trail runners, who have their own kit and who are familiar with running in the dark. The length of the run will be approximately 7 miles, over rough/wet/muddy/unstable/dark/boggy/high terrain. Please contact heather@askrigg-camping.co.uk for more details, and to book on. This is …

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Saturday, 02.03.19 to Sunday, 03.03.19

Dark Skies – Open room for Dark Skies Crafts

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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Saturday, 02.03.19

Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

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 …

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Saturday, 02.03.19

“Saving the dark” Film screening

80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and what we can do to …

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Saturday, 02.03.19

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Cove

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 …

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Saturday, 30.03.19

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Come on a journey with our Rangers and let us introduce you to the wonders of the night sky. We will start the journey around the galaxy by showing you some of the basic stars and constellations and how to navigate between them.  Booking essential.

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Saturday, 26.10.19

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Come on a journey with our Rangers and let us introduce you to the wonders of the night sky. We will start the journey around the galaxy by showing you some of the basic stars and constellations and how to navigate between them.  Booking essential.

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Saturday, 23.11.19

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Come on a journey with our Rangers and let us introduce you to the wonders of the night sky. We will start the journey around the galaxy by showing you some of the basic stars and constellations and how to navigate between them.  Booking essential.

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