Dark Skies Cumbria

Saving Our Night Skies

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!

7pm, Saturday 19 February 

Gary Linton, Astronomer and Astro-Photographer.

Would you like to extend your season into the winter months? If you're somewhere reasonably dark, have you considered offering stargazing events, or simply hosting astronomers with their own equipment? You don't need any specialist knowledge to get started. Gary Lintern, of Star Safaris, will show you how, in an information-packed webinar.

Photo: Gary Lintern (credit Visit County Durham)

Gary Lintern runs Star Safaris, a company specialising in stargazing and night photography events, in Cumbria and the North Pennines. Gary also chairs the Global Astrotourism Summit, and is now offering his expertise to accommodation providers and other organisations wanting to start hosting stargazing events, and astrotourism breaks.            

Cost: £3, you can make a donation if you wish during the booking process.

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