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Dark Skies Festival


Various locations, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

Tel: 01200 448 000

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The dramatic sky above the Forest of Bowland.

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) showcases its wondrous night skies in a week-long Dark Skies Festival in February.

The festival features a live moon watch, bat talk, star gazing, forest moon bathing, smartphone astrophotography, and crafts.  It celebrates the fact that the Forest of Bowland AONB has some of the darkest skies in England, with several Dark Sky Discovery Sites accredited by the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.  Many guided events are hosted by local professional astronomer, Robert Ince.

Stargazers are advised to wrap up warm and take advantage of February, as winter offers an optimum time, with clearer, colder skies.

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