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Star Count until 24 February


Don't forget that 'Star Count' takes place until 24 February and involves the work The Countryside Charity (CPRE), one of our partners here on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge.

Your counts will help CPRE make a map of where star-spotters are enjoying deep, dark skies.

Light pollution is a generic term referring to artificial light which shines where it is neither wanted nor needed.

Light doesn't respect boundaries, and careless use can see it spread for miles from towns, cities, businesses and motorways. That results in the loss of one of the countryside's most magical sights — a dark, starry night sky.

By showing on a map where light pollution is at its most serious, CPRE can work with local councils and others to decide what to do about it.

Last year, thousands of individuals took part in the Star Count.

CLICK HERE to sign up.