Exmoor Celebrates l0 years as International Dark Sky Reserve
It was ten years ago that Exmoor’s uniquely dark skies were
formally recognised by the International Dark Sky Association
and the National Park became Europe’s first International Dark
Sky Reserve. Recent research by CPRE, the countryside charity,
demonstrates that today, 92% of Exmoor has pristine night
skies, free from light pollution, and even the remaining areas
have incredibly dark skies.
The Box Office is open for the first Marlborough Dark Skies Fest - a fun festival of events running from the 25 October and culminating in a jam-packed programme on the weekend of the 30/31 October of science and art activities celebrating the night sky.
With over 40 events taking place in 13 venues across the town the festival has lots to offer everyone, from exhibitions to workshops, talks to tours and – of course – stargazing! Most events are free but ticketed and tickets are limited so please don’t leave it to the last minute!
Find out more at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/mdsf
SOMERSET LEVELS STARGAZERS, FREE MEETING
OTHERY VILLAGE HALL TA7 0QU or ZOOM
27th OCTOBER 2021 7.30PM
A PLANETARY NEBULA MARATHON A TALK BY MARTIN GRIFFITHS
The FAS is delighted to announce that we will be holding an in-person convention on Saturday 13 November at the National Space Centre in Leicester.
An afternoon of “Extreme Stellar Environments” is yours on the afternoon of Saturday 13th November comprising 4 online talks on this theme from respected astronomy professionals focussing on their specific interests from supernovae, neutron stars, zombie stars to black holes. Guiding us through this journey of cataclysm and atom wrenching adventure is Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society. This is a free zoom meeting - registration required