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Fleeces may be needed for autumn stargazing event

Posted 30 September 2010
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Fleeces may be needed for autumn stargazing event
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Those taking part in a stargazing event this autumn may find investing in a new fleece is a good idea.

A night of astronomy is being planned by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, which will take place between 19:00 to (and) 21:00 GMT at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes on November 14th.

Local astronomer Jack Sutton will be giving a presentation on how to view the night sky and the authority has said guests coming should bring binoculars if they have some.

People looking at the night sky in rural areas during the autumn and winter months may enjoy the best views, as these will be darker than in the summertime and avoid the light pollution of towns.

However, a clear night in the hills may also be a cold one, so a fleece or winter jackets may be useful.

Stargazers looking for a good place to see stars may head for the Galloway Forest, as it is the only official Dark Skies Park in Britain, a status given according to the extremely low levels of light pollution.

Posted by Elaine Arthur