Dark Skies CumbriaCumbria's dark skies allow us to see the natural wonder of the stars, but are also critical for the health of nocturnal wildlife. Sadly light pollution in Cumbria is increasing each year, threatening to obscure our view of the stars and blinding and confusing animals so they can’t feed or find a mate. We need urgent action now to stop light pollution so we're leading a project to gain ‘Dark Skies Reserve’ status in Cumbria by 2022. Stargazers and wildlife lovers… please help. Or you can give by text to 70085. Just message DARKSKIES along with your chosen donation amount (eg DARKSKIES 5 to donate £5). Standard message rates apply. Dark Skies Cumbria Cumbria Dark Skies Festival Dark Skies Events Dark Skies Blog Stargazing Tips Outdoor Lighting Tips SOLD OUT - Ambleside Planetarium Dark Skies Festival Event SOLD OUTFriends of the Lake District will be hosting daytime stargazing events for the whole family. Astronomers from Kielder Observatory will take visitors on a wander through the galaxy all within their state-of-the-art indoor planetarium. Learn about our solar system by their handling collection of space rocks. The planetarium will be at Ambleside Parish Centre on Saturday 22 February from 10am – 3.30pm. Tickets are £5 adult; £2.50 child, (children must be accompanied by an adult) Each session lasts approximately 50-55 minutes (25 minutes in the planetarium, and 25 minutes for the space rock workshop). Numbers limited to 40 per session. Part of Cumbria Dark Skies Festival. This event is recommended for over 5s who must be accompanied by and adult. Image above credit: Kielder Observatory Sorry, this event is now sold out.