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Star Count 2019

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Dark, starry skies are one of the most magical sights the countryside can offer. But light pollution means many of us can’t see the stars. Help us reclaim our dark skies. Take part in our #StarCount2019

The Star Count is running from 2-23 February 2019, but the darkest skies are expected 2-9 February, when the moon will be smallest.

Here’s how to take part in @CPRE's #StarCount2019 - a cosmic census to map light pollution.

1. Find the constellation of Orion in the night sky
2. Count the stars you see within the rectangle formed by the 4 corner stars
3. Submit your results: 
You can do this from anywhere in England. We’ll use the information to create a new map of the nation’s view of the night sky. Star Count 2019 is being run in partnership wth the British Astronomical Association.   
For full details of how to get involved, visit our national CPRE website


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