Take part in CPRE’s survey of the stars

Northumberland residents are being invited to look up to the night sky this month as part of one of the biggest starlight surveys in years.

Thursday, 7th February 2019, 14:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 15:21 pm

Star Count 2019 is giving everyone the chance to become citizen scientists by taking part in an experiment to find where skies are darkest and which areas suffer most from light pollution.

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Organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), it is asking people to look at Orion with the naked eye and count how many stars they can see within the rectangular constellation.

The nationwide Star Count, supported by the British Astronomical Association, is live now and runs up until Saturday, February 23.

For more information, go to: https://www.cpre.org.uk/media-centre/latest-news-releases