An Evening with the Stars
We always knew we were in a dark spot of the earth at Chapelgarth. Regardless of the season, we would creep out in the middle of the night and marvel at the sky with our three young children: a full moon one night, falling stars another, whatever the programme up there, we knew we had VIP seats at Chapelgarth Estate. These family late-night outings were our best-kept secret..
Fast-forward to 2018 and moon-gazing and star-gazing is all the craze. With the North York Moors backing the recently inaugurated ‘Dark Skies Festival’, it is possibly no surprise that our venue has ended up on the star-gazing events’ calendar this February. We decided to go ‘traditional’, embracing the custom of late Victorian and Edwardian amateur astronomical societies, which used to gather to observe the wonders of the stars.. Thanks to the help of two wonderful astronomers, Richard Darn and Neil Saunders, and their amazing telescopes, all our star-gazers were literally blown away!
We had a full house: 60 amateur stargazers, who had travelled as far as Hull, got into the spirit of the evening, cheered by Prosecco and pulled pork kindly provided by The Mill on the Move..
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Watch this space… We’ll do it again!