Stargazing Experience

Discover the sky at night with this exclusive Stargazing Experience, which includes an overnight stay, Yorkshire breakfast, access to the Roof Top Spa for ‘Starbathing’, supper at Clocktower followed by an informative and engaging ‘Discovering Astronomy’ session with astronomer, Richard Darn, before venturing outside to explore the night sky.

Richard Darn, who helped establish Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park, will host the beginner-friendly ‘Discovering Astronomy’ session in Rudding Park cinema with its starlight ceiling. You will learn how to guide yourself around some of the more easily recognisable features of the night sky; constellations, features of the moon, the planets, aurorae and star clusters before venturing outside to observe the night sky where Richard will help newcomers find their way around using a high-strength telescope and the bare eye.  

Three dates are available, choose from:

Sunday 5 January 2020 - FULLY BOOKED
A Waxing New Year Moon 

Roof Top Spa access           3pm – 6pm 
Two course supper              7pm
Discovering Astronomy       8.30pm – 10pm  (cinema and dark skies)   
The craters, mountains and valleys of the moon will be in view as we use powerful telescopes to reveal the secrets of our nearest neighbour. We'll also point out the winter constellations looking at their best and the planet Uranus will be well placed near the moon, ripe for observation.

Friday 24 January 2020 - FULLY BOOKED
Distant suns and an icy giant

Roof Top Spa access           3pm – 6pm 
Two course supper              7pm
Discovering Astronomy       8.30pm – 10pm  (cinema and dark skies)   

January Menu

A sky full of stars will be our New Year treat as we take a tour of winter’s dazzling star clusters and colourful double stars and keeps eyes peeled for satellites scurrying overhead. We'll also show you a galaxy, far, far away!

Events are perfect for novices and include a colour presentation and film in our comfortable cinema and chance to handle four billion year old space rocks. During your stay you can ‘Starbathe’ in the warming waters of the Spa Bath or Hydrotherapy Pool on the Roof Top Spa – a social space to  relax and soak under the stars. 

Why not enhance your experience?
Add a spa treatment (additional charge applies) where you can explore The Escape Zone and immerse yourself in the Visual Zone with its mesmerising stargazing time lapse footage or relax in the Sleep Zone with its starlight ceiling.

Start to reconnect with nature - read our Stargazing Story
Watch our Stargazing timelapse, kindly supplied by Martin Whipp, from Lime Tree Observatory. 

Valid: Tuesday 26 November 2019, Tuesday 3 December 2019, Monday 16 December 2019, Sunday 5 January 2020 and Friday 24 January 2020.
Terms and Conditions: The rate is based on double/twin occupancy in a Ribston Wing Room. Single supplement £51 per room per night. Advance Purchase Rate and is subject to availability Observing the skies can only go ahead if it's clear but the event will go ahead in any weather conditions. Please also refer to our standard terms and conditions.

Per Room