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Star spotting in Britain December 16, 2008

Posted by Sarah in science.
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So you thought Britain was rubbish for stargazing? Think again! The Campaign for Dark Skies, part of the British Astronomical Association,  produced this cool map, highlighting areas of low light pollution and a good number of clear nights. There’s plenty of spots for great starspotting.

And while I’m on the topic, The Guardian ran this nice article today about the best places and organised events for stargazing around the country, including the Royal Observatories of Edinburgh and Greenwich which are both great to visit. There was a great plug for the International Year of Astronomy too. Good stuff.

Image credit: BAA

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