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Chasing Darkness - an evening with Will Gater


16 March 2019

Time: 18:30-21:00pm


chasing darkness


Join us for an evening with respected astronomer Will Gater to celebrate our dark skies!

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is launching the Cotswolds Dark Skies Initiative on the evening of 16th March at Guiting Power Village Hall. Astronomy Journalist, author, and science presenter Will Gater will be talking about what dark skies mean to us, what they can reveal, and how we must work to protect their treasures. Weather permitting, the evening will conclude with an outdoor stargazing session.

Dark skies are recognisably important as part of our heritage, for wildlife, and for health and wellbeing. They are a notable and characteristic feature of the Cotswolds AONB and in 2016, CPRE published survey data showing that a good part of the Cotswolds AONB retains high quality dark skies – but also warns that dark skies are becoming increasingly rare. We need to protect the astronomical landscape as much as the landscape underfoot.

Tickets are £8.00 for adults, 16 and under free and are available from:

Will Gater is an astronomy journalist, author and science presenter with over twenty years’ experience of observing and photographing the night skies. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, BBC Sky at Night Magazine, Focus and Astronomy Now, among others. Alongside his efforts to popularise science & astronomy on TV and radio, he has also written several books and is today touring his first live show, The Story of the Solar System, to theatres around the UK.

Proceeds from this event will go towards protecting Cotswolds dark skies.

This event will be hosted at Guiting Power Village Hall, Church Lane, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, GL54 5TX.


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Tel: +44 (0) 1600 713977 Fax:+44 (0) 1600 772051 Wye Valley A.O.N.B. Office Hadnock Road Monmouth Monmouthshire NP25 3NG

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