Jump to content


Dalby Forest Starfest 2015 (Aug 14th-16th) organised by Scarborough & Ryedale AS


Recommended Posts

Details have now been released for the 15th annual "Starfest" starcamp organised by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society. The 3 day event takes place in Adderstone Field, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire between Friday 14th and Sunday 16th August. Astronomers from across the UK attend this event to take advantage of the dark skies in the North York Moors National Park and the forest has recently been awarded "Milky Way class" of the Dark Sky Discovery status.

For those who have not attended Dalby previously, please note the facilities are basic! Its all about the quality of the skies.


Guest speakers for the weekend will be announced in due course as they are confirmed.

More information and a booking form can be downloaded from the Scarborough & Ryedale AS website (http://www.scarborough-ryedale-as.org.uk/saras/starfest/starfest-2015/). 


The society can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.  To avoid confusion with other events using the name Starfest, we have opted for an offical hashtag for this years event of #DalbyStarfest15.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

Guest speaker details have now been confirmed.......

  • Stuart Atkinson (Eddington AS) - "Our Place in the Universe"
  • John Nichol (Nichol Optics)- "Telescope Disasters"
  • Juergen Schmoll (Cleveland & Darlington AS) - Title TBC

Pitches still available but the site is filling up so recommend booking ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

Still a few pitches remaining....booking open until the end of July.

Book soon if you are interested as it will be a first come, first served as we have a maximum number of pitches to adhere to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By Kronos831
      Hey guys. For. A while now, i have been wondering, just how much difference does a dark sky make. I live in moderate light pollution, as i live in the city.The orion nebula is just a little fainter than most stars when viewed with the naked eye.
      The limiting magnitude for my 8" dob so far(that i have tried) is 8.4. i could just make out the crab nebula at 37.5x . extremely faint and just visible with adverted vision.I can also see the blackeyed galaxy quite clearly.
      I will be going on holiday in the summertime.I ll be visiting a place with clear dark skies.I will bring my 5" Skywatcher heritage with me. How many inches of aperature will the dark skies"add" to my scope compared to its original aperature at a light polluted location.Will it be able to rival my 8" dob?
      Just wondering
      Clear skies
    • By laser_jock99
      Congratulations to Welsh photographer Alyn Wallace for getting National Geographic Photo Of The Day for these pictures of the Elan Valley night sky.
    • By DeepSkyMan
      Hi there, our Astro group were booked into our normal dark skies venue for an observing weekend in February.  Unfortunately, the accommodations are now going to be undergoing renovation and will be closed for the first 3 months of the year.   We are looking at a couple of alternative venues.  These are field study centres, one at Blancathra near Keswick and the other Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales national park.  Wondering if anybody has  any observing experience of the skies in these areas.
      Kind Regards
    • By Demon Barber
      Hello All, i`m pleased to announce the 2019 Spring Galloway Gathering,to be held at the award winning campsite that has been our home for nine years,http://www.drumroamin.co.uk/index.htm
      The Dates of which are  Wednesday 27th February 2019------- Monday 4th March 2019
      The campsite is run by Lesley and Ralph Shell,who go over and above to make the Galloway star parties the Premier Star Camps  north of the border.
      As usual all bookings and reservations to go direct to Lesley at the campsite,any queries can be emailed to me at SGL.
      You can if you fancy a longer stay come at the weekend before, there is usually a few astronomers in attendance.
      This year is our tenth anniversary,and i will try and post dates and details at the weekend coming for the Autumn Galloway Star Camp.
      Looking forward to meeting newcomers and seasoned veterans,clear skies are on order ?
      Any errors are all my own. 
    • By Demon Barber
      Hello All ,here is an  early entry for your diaries!!! I am once again pleased to announce the dates for the 2018  Galloway Spring Gathering to be held from Monday 19th March 2018 until Sunday 25th March 2018,a move away from our usual February date to coincide with the Kielder spring bash.Running back to back gives people with a long journey a chance of a long stay without too long a haul.
      Given the inclement weather conditions this year we may fair rather better. Well we can hope.
      The location for Scotland`s Premier Star Camp is the award winning http://www.drumroamin.co.uk/ campsite ,and as usual our hosts Lesley and Ralph Shell will be on hand to provide us with  a fantastic location,superb facilities and their renowned hospitality,all the bookings will be handled direct with the campsite.
      Always popular are the electric hookups book early to avoid disappointment ,any questions feel free to email me or Lesley at enquiry@drumroamin.co.uk.
      You can as always come earlier and stay longer,see you all in March,or if you need reminding November this year.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.