The LAS Autumn 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 the Saturday, with vendor trade stands (and equipment demonstrations), 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 Sky Camp week, the strict no-lights rule is only enforced for the duration of Sky Camp.
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 booking.Traders:- Please contact Alan Marriott
2023: Monday 9th October - 16th October
2024: Monday 30th September - 7th October
Traders' stands on yellow field.
LAS members will be available at the bandstand for information, advice and the sale of raffle tickets.Talks in the main bar and events during the afternoon, £2 per talk or £5 for all three:
See individual stallholders on the yellow field for details. Attending the 2022 Sky Camp - so far:
Thank you. We hope you enjoy your time at the Equinox Sky Camp.