Ingelton Stargazers

Local astronomy group based round the village of Ingleton

If you are interested in the night sky and live in the Ingleton area this group might be for you. Astronomy evenings take place at various venues usually in the Ingleton area and we will aim to be outside observing if the weather is clear. Otherwise we will meet inside, hopefully there will be a short talk, an opportunity to find out what to look out for in the night sky over the coming weeks and a chance to exchange ideas.

These evenings are free but to get an idea of numbers can you let us know if you plan to attend - contact Broadrake by phone (015242 41357) or email
Sometimes our emails are going to recipients spam folders. If you don't receive a reply it may be worth checking yours.

Perseid Meteor Shower

10.00pm onwards; Sunday 12th August at Broadrake

Part of the Overground Underground Festival

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is due to peak on the night of 12th / 13th August. Join the local Ingleton Stargazing Group to catch this event in our lovely dark skies. Bring a deckchair to sit comfortably, a rug to keep warm and liquid refreshment of your choice.
Tea, coffee and home baking will be available.

All ages welcome, children to be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free - donations to OGUG

As we move into autumn, when darkness falls at a more social hour, we will be planning further meetings for the Stargazing Group. We are often joined by Pete Collins, a keen amateur astronomer who takes stunning Nightscape photography. You can see his work displayed in local cafes and at Overground Underground weekend. Visit his website

He lives in Manchester and has been involved with and Astronomy Group there for many years, but is spending an increasing amout of time in Ingleton to take advantage of the dark skies up here and is keen to get a group together locally.

If you want to be kept up to date about local stargazing events please ask to be added to our Google Group "Ingelton Stargazers".

Pictures © Pete Collins