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February 12, 2021

Virtual Dark Skies Festival 2021

Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale AONB, Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale AONB United Kingdom
Dark Skies Virtual Festival 2021 with YDNP and NYM Logo Banner

Since 2016’s inaugural event, the Dark Skies Festival has become an unmissable fixture in the calendar, with the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities celebrating the jewels of the night sky. In 2021 we’ll also be marking our recent designations as International Dark Sky Reserves!

This year we’re hosting a Virtual Dark Skies Festival to showcase Yorkshire’s pristine night skies. Although you may not be able to venture into the National Park’s wildernesses in person, it’s a chance to open your eyes and look up towards the night sky while at home. We hope to capture your imagination and inspire a visit later in the year.

Expect the programme to include a stellar line-up of speakers including top astronomers and scientists. Watch presentations and interactive tours and take part in activities and quizzes. This year’s theme explores Nature at Night, highlighting the importance of preserving dark skies to benefit our natural world. See the individual events pages for details of how to book your place and stay up to date with confirmed events.

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