DATES: 10-26 February 2024
plus other dates in October and November 2023
The Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival is an annual event held in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in England, United Kingdom. It celebrates the region’s designation as an International Dark Sky Reserve, a status awarded to places with exceptional starry night skies and efforts to preserve them. The festival typically takes place over a period of about two weeks, showcasing a variety of activities and events related to astronomy, stargazing, and the natural beauty of the night sky.
The festival offers numerous opportunities for people to engage in stargazing. This might include guided night sky walks, astronomy talks, and telescope viewing sessions led by experts. Attendees also have the chance to participate in workshops and seminars covering various topics related to astronomy, astrophotography, and the science behind the night sky.
Many events are designed to be family-friendly, encouraging children and adults alike to learn about the wonders of the night sky.