Sheep racing at Malham Show Copyright Stephen Garnett

Dark Skies Events

Our Dark Skies Festivals are all about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result.

Here you can find all the brilliant 'Dark Skies' events that businesses in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are holding, which take place from 14 February to 1 March 2020.



Dark Skies Planet Trail

February 14, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Learn fun facts about the planets in our solar system along the Planet Trail. Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, running […]

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Ingleton Stargazers meeting

February 17, 2020 - February 17, 2020

Everyone is welcome to join the friendly stargazing group Ingleton Stargazers for this one of their monthly get-togethers! These meetings […]

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Swaledale Night Sky

February 18, 2020 - February 18, 2020

Local astronomer and astrophotographer Paul Clark will take you on a journey through the night time year in Swaledale using […]

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Sunseekers Bike Ride

February 19, 2020 - February 19, 2020

Children Bike Ride as part of the National Park Darks Skies Festival. Follow the solar system trail in search of […]

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Go Wild!

February 20, 2020

Get creative and learn about the starry skies of the Yorkshire Dales and the animals that live underneath them.

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Pizza Planet Party

February 22, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Children’s Event as part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Dark Skies Festival 2020. Create homemade pizza planets and whilst […]

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