Cumbria's dark skies allow us to see the natural wonder of the stars, but are also critical for the health wildlife and our own natural well-being. 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. Stargazers, photographers, wildlife lovers and local communities… please help.
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The Lake District and Cumbria offers some of the most spectacular and precious skyscapes in England and we want you to join us on an interstellar adventure. Download our Dark Sky Discovery Pack and get started today!
Cumbria Dark Skies Festival Friday 28 October to Saturday 12 November 2022
To raise awareness and win hearts and minds for this cause, the second Festival of 2022 runs from 28th-12th November. It will contain a mix of both online and outside talks celebrating Cumbria’s Dark Skies. We’ll be publishing full details on our website later in 2022 so do visit us and see what’s in the stars this Autumn.
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The best way to see how many stars we can all see in the sky is… to count them! So CPRE is asking people from all across the country to become ‘citizen scientists’ and look heavenwards for one night. Join in by choosing a clear night between 26 February and 6 March 2022 and becoming a stargazer. Pop the dates in your diary now!