The LAS Equinox Sky Camp is the largest star party in the UK, where hundreds of amateur astronomers meet up for a week of dark sky observing at Kelling Heath on the North Norfolk coast.
All three fields are devoted exclusively to astronomers, with a strict 'no lights' policy enforced for the whole week.
The main event day is on the Saturday, with trade stands, second-hand 'astroboot' stalls, talks, a raffle, and a telescope tour. There is no charge for day visitors, but anyone wishing to stay for the evening is warned that car movements cannot take place on the observing fields after dark, so they must park some distance away.
When booking, for the week or weekend, tell Kelling Heath you are attending Sky Camp to get the special reduced rate for a pitch.
Kelling Heath and private individuals also have lodges and mobile homes for hire. These are located a little way from the observing field and are suitable for family groups.
There are also local companies who can arrange to put a hire caravan on a pre-booked pitch.
For those who wish to extend their booking outside the Skycamp week, the strict no-lights rule is only enforced for the duration of Skycamp.
The 2021 LAS Equinox Sky Camp is planned for 4th to 11th October, with the main event on Saturday 9th October.
Please make bookings for pitch and accommodation (if not camping) directly with Kelling Heath (link above). Please refer to etiquette and Q&A's below before making a bookingTraders, please contact Alan Marriott email: email@example.com - 07811 236288
Exact details for 2021 are not available at this point in time (due to Covid-19), typical schedule shown but watch this space...
Thank you. We hope you enjoy your time at Equinox Sky Camp.