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 Dark Skies Blog Stargazing Tips Outdoor Lighting Tips Dark Skies Roadshow Johanna Korndorfer, our Dark Skies Project Officer is taking the message out to Parish Councils, Women's Institutes and community groups about importance of safeguarding our dark skies. Johanna will deliver a talk providing information on why dark skies are important and a demonstration about ways outdoor lighting, with a few simple adjustments, can protect our astronomical heritage, treat nocturnal wildlife better and safeguard our own health and well-being. If you'd like Johanna to visit your group or organisation and deliver a talk on 'Dark Skies' in Cumbria then do get in touch.You can contact Johanna on 01539 720788 or email her at [email protected] to discuss your event or meeting. She will be delighted to tailor the length of her talk to fit your programme. CURRENT ROADSHOW DATES TBA.