Friday, 23.10.20 to Sunday, 01.11.20

Virtual Dark Skies Week

This October we will be holding a Virtual Dark Skies Week from 23 October to 1 November as a taster for our Dark Skies Festival in February (12 to 28 February). We will be co-hosting a variety of online events in partnership with the North York Moors National Park and Go Stargazing, led by astronomers […]

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Friday, 23.10.20 to Sunday, 01.11.20

Dark Skies Planet Trail

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a place where you can find stunning star-filled skies, free from light pollution. Learn fun facts about the planets in our solar system along the self-guided Planet Trail. The Planet Trail is in Freeholder’s Wood, which is just a few metres away from Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. The […]

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Tuesday, 27.10.20

Reverse through the Universe

Join Martin Whipp, Lead Astronomer from the Lime Tree Observatory, on an adventure through the Solar System! We will start off very small (inside the human eye) and pull back, giving a larger and larger view until we reach the outer limits of the Solar System. We will be comparing the sizes of planets, stars and […]

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Wednesday, 28.10.20

All About the Aurora (live from the Arctic Circle!)

Join astronomer and aurora expert Matt Robinson who will be broadcasting from the Norwegian island of Senja! Matt will tell you all about the aurora, why they are also called the Northern Lights and how you might spot them from the UK — it’s possible to see them from the Yorkshire Dales and North York […]

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Thursday, 29.10.20

Real Astronomy – What can you see using a telescope?

In this presentation Richard Darn will give you the low down on what you can really expect from a stargazing experience and what things really look like through a telescope. It’s all a long way from the glitzy images you see in magazines, but in some cases the real naked eye view is much better! […]

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Friday, 30.10.20

Art and Astronomy Seminar with Lumen Studios

Lumen are a London-based art collective brought together by a shared interest in themes of astronomy and light. Launched in December 2014 by artists Louise Beer, Melanie King and Rebecca Huxley, they have curated or co-curated over 70 exhibitions and been commissioned to create work by the British Science Association and the Green Man Festival. […]

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Friday, 30.10.20

The Story of Solarcan

Astronomer, artist and inventor Sam Cornwell will share his journey with you behind Solarcan — a solargraphy camera that takes long exposures of the Sun — and how it went from an idea into a fully fledged commercial astronomy product. This event is FREE OF CHARGE and will take the form of a Zoom meeting that will […]

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Sunday, 01.11.20

Black Holes and the Event Horizon Telescope

In this talk Dr Fred considers one of the strangest phenomena in the universe – that of the black-hole. As well as an introduction to black holes the talk will discuss the recent very first direct image of a black hole and how it was made. Finally we have proved the existence of these strange […]

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