Come and enjoy an evening of stargazing at Ribblehead, one of the Dales’ most iconic locations, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We’re excited to announce our first event of 2022, in partnership with Yorkshire Dales National Park, Go Stargazing, Diamond Skies and The Station Inn.
Leave your cars at home, and travel sustainably to the event on the historic Settle-Carlisle line. Our family event, which starts at 5pm, has been organised to fit in with the trains arriving from both Carlisle and Leeds. Finishing at 7pm, it will give you ample time to explore the dark skies and get back to the train station. Check our itinerary for suggested train times.
If you live on the line, don’t forget your Dales Railcard as we have the winter offer on right now. With your Dales Railcard, you can purchase a flat fare Day Ranger ticket for £9.00 and take up to four children with you for a flat fare of £4.50 per child on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Line. Click here to find out more.
With the help of our experienced astronomers, you’ll get an insight of how to navigate the constellations and see incredibly distant objects through large telescopes.
We’ll be opening the doors of Ribblehead Visitor Centre on the night, for light ‘Pete Collins, Diamond Skies’
refreshments and a chance to view an exhibition of dark skies photographs from photographer Pete Collins.
From 5pm, our astronomers will be on hand to show you the night sky. Join astronomers Neill and Dr Fred at the Station Inn for a tour of the fabulous starry skies. Enjoy a laser guided tour of the constellations and view amazing deep
space objects through large telescopes.
If the weather is clear, for those who are able, there will be a short walk to the viaduct with Pete who will show you how to take magical pictures.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a torch with you. In the event of good weather, the astronomers will take you down to the Ribblehead Viaduct.
The path to the viaduct is uneven terrain, so if this isn’t accessible for you don’t worry, there will still be plenty to experience at The Station Inn.
If cloud cover prevents stargazing activity outside, there will be an astronomer led presentation, inside The Station Inn. Dark Skies leaflet
‘Pete Collins, Diamond Skies’