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Star Count at Newlands Corner

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Friday, 21 February, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Newlands Corner Guildford Surrey GU4 8SE

Come and take part in the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Star Count 2020 at the Newlands Corner Visitor Centre from 6.30pm – 8pm on Friday 21st February.

CPRE think that dark and starry skies are a special part of our countryside. Nothing beats looking upwards to see velvety blackness, with twinkling constellations as far as the eye can see.

Artificial light leaks from our buildings and roads, though, and this can affect our view of truly dark skies. We want to make sure that we can all enjoy starlit nights – and CPRE need your help in measuring what effect light is having on our views of the sky. Your results from Star Count will help CPRE make a map of where star-spotters are enjoying deep, dark skies. By showing on a map where light pollution is most serious, CPRE can work with local councils and others to decide what to do about it.

The Guildford Astronomical Society will be at Newlands Corner on 21st February to answer questions and support the count.

This is a FREE event and refreshments will be available to purchase from the cafe.