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Be a part of Star Count 2022: it’s almost with us!

Be a part of Star Count 2022: it’s almost with us!

Monday 21 February 2022

For two weeks in February and March 2022, we’re again asking for your help in looking up at the heavens. Can you help us by counting stars to measure our dark skies? We think that dark and starry skies are a special part of our countryside. Nothing beats looking upwards to see velvety blackness, with […] Read more >

Our stolen night skies

Our stolen night skies

Thursday 19 August 2021

We humans seem preconditioned to take rather than give back – perhaps nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to nature and our dark skies. Dark skies are more than just pretty stars in the sky or moonlit trees on a clear night. As romantic as that sounds, the darkness we inexplicably try […] Read more >

Dramatic reduction in light pollution during lockdown, Star Count reveals

Dramatic reduction in light pollution during lockdown, Star Count reveals

Wednesday 7 April 2021

A nationwide Star Count conducted in February has revealed a significant drop in light pollution levels across the UK. Almost 8,000 counts were submitted from February 6-14 in the annual citizen-science project that asks people to count the number of stars they see in the Orion constellation. A total of 51 per cent of people […] Read more >

Be a star… join this year’s Star Count

Be a star… join this year’s Star Count

Thursday 14 January 2021

This year’s Star Count is being held next month. From Saturday, February 6, to Sunday, February 14, CPRE, the countryside charity, is asking citizen scientists – that’s all of us! – to choose a clear night, look to the skies and see how many stars we can spot within Orion. If you don’t know where […] Read more >

Be a star… go outside with a brew and count the stars

Be a star… go outside with a brew and count the stars

Wednesday 26 February 2020

This week, CPRE, the countryside charity, is inviting everyone to join in with Star Count 2020, a fun and easy way to enjoy the wonders of the universe. By simply counting the number of stars they can see in the Orion constellation up until Friday, February 28, those taking part will help map the best […] Read more >

Count the stars and see how lucky we are (or otherwise)

Count the stars and see how lucky we are (or otherwise)

Monday 21 January 2019

Sometimes television or film shows us night skies that are quite simply jaw-dropping. They portray millions of stars, together forming a spectacle that in places turns an otherwise black sky white. Others might be more fortunate enough to take holidays in places that allow them to be dazzled directly in person. One thing is certain, […] Read more >

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