10th February - 26th February
The North York Moors National Park is a stargazer’s paradise, with some of the best dark skies in the country. As such it is one of only 20 locations in the world to be recognised for pristine, dark skies and given International Dark Sky Reserve status, awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association.
It’s all about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result, with events throughout the year.
In 2023, North York Moors are delighted to be showcasing an eighth Dark Skies Festival, full of activities and opportunities to appreciate the wonders of the night sky.
Have a look for some ideas on the best locations for stargazing to discover more about their star-studded events.
Here are some of the highlights of what you can expect this year. For full details on the whole programme of events click here.