Eyes on the skies as astronomer gives talk
» THE Cotswolds Conservation Board will launch their Dark Skies Initiative on the March 16 with a special event led by famous astronomer Will Gater.
The event, titled ‘Chasing Darkness’, will include a talk by Mr Gater about what dark skies mean to us, what they can reveal, and how we must work to protect their treasures.
If the weather allows it, the evening will conclude with an outdoor stargazing session.
In 2016, Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) published survey data showing that a good part of the Cotswolds AONB retains high quality dark skies – but also warned that dark skies are becoming increasingly rare.
Mr Gater is an astronomy journalist, author and science presenter with over twenty years’ experience of observing and photographing the night skies. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, BBC Sky at Night Magazine, Focus and Astronomy Now, among others.
Will Gater said, “I’m really looking forward to talking to people from around the Cotswolds about the value of dark night skies and the many celestial sights that that darkness can reveal.”
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