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Star Count 2021 - 6-14 February - No Telescopes Required!


The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) will be running a Star Count from 6-14 February 2021.

Star-filled skies are one of the most magical sights our countryside has to offer.

We want to reconnect people across the country with the wonder of a truly dark sky.

Research shows that light pollution is leaving fewer stars than every visible to the naked eye, and we need your help to track how light levels are changing.

Become a citizen scientist and take part in our Star Count, a cosmic census to map light pollution. This year we are asking you to take part from home.

We'll be asking you to choose a clear night between 6-14 February 2021 and look to the skies to see how many stars you can spot within Orion.

And don't worry, we'll give lots of guidance so you know where to look!

It's a great, easy piece of stargazing — no telescopes required.

This is a great activity for children, adults, entire families and it can be done from your own garden, balcony or even bedroom .

Register your interest and to receive more information visit the CPRE Website CLICK HERE.