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Exclusive access to a new attraction, and dark sky site
Enjoy a night under the stars, at this fabulous location. The Plotters’ Forest is the new treetop development at Raby Castle and, for one night only, Star Safaris have got access to the stargazing platform. The skies above Raby Castle are extremely dark, and the Milky Way is clearly visible overhead, like a rainbow of stars.
Your Star Safaris guide will meet you in the car park, before heading to the Yurt Café, for an indoor briefing and presentation, before walking down to the forest together. If the sky is clear, you will start the outdoor session on the stargazing platform, using high-tech smart telescopes, which you can look through on your phone. You can even take photographs of what we’re looking at! You will also get a tour of the night sky, from a guide with a laser pointer.
Your guide will also show you how to use stargazing apps, and will let you know which free ones to install, before the event, if that interests you. You will also be given a printed star chart for the month of the event, which you can take home, to help you remember what you have seen. Unfortunately, because of limited space at the location don’t bring camera tripods, or dogs.
This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival running from 21 to 30 October 2022
Pre-booking essential via Star Safaris