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An introduction to stargazing at Malham Tarn

Saturday 11 November, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On a clear night, the big, open skies of the Yorkshire Dales let you see thousands of sparkling stars!  

Join local astronomer Martin Lunn MBE for an evening of stargazing at Malham Tarn. Discover how to find The Plough, North Star, The Andromeda Galaxy and Orion, and if you are lucky, you might see a meteor or shooting star.   

Please note stargazing is weather dependent, and whilst we will make every effort to be outdoors, there may be cloud cover or poor weather, and if this is the case, there will be a space presentation (The Star of Bethlehem) indoors instead. 

This event is an introduction to stargazing, no prior knowledge of astronomy is needed, and it is therefore suitable for families (children aged 10+) or anyone looking to begin their astronomy journey. 

Due to the location of this event, if poor weather is forecast it may be cancelled at short notice. Please keep an eye out for calls and emails on the day of the event (and in the lead up to the event), particularly if poor weather is forecast. 

Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear and wrap up warm. Bring a torch (no head torches) and binoculars if you have them.  Booking essential.  Sorry no dogs.

Please bring your booking confirmation on the night. 

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There are steps in the Orchid House up to the meeting space. There is one toilet. Outdoors, the terrain is uneven and due to the timing of the event it will be dark.


Orchid House
Malham Tarn House
Settle, BD24 9PU
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