Devon Dark Skies Week 2020


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Devon Dark Skies week saw over 400 people attending events both in person and online with activities designed to help us all embrace the night sky and raise awareness for light pollution. The #DevonDarkSkies social media campaign reached over 45K people and almost half the attendees of the week’s events were people who previously weren’t aware of the LNP. But don’t worry if you missed out, all our resources, activities and webinars are available below so you can keep on learning. Thank you as well to everyone who supported the week.

Webinar recordings

A virtual tour of the night sky – by David Strange from the Norman Lockyer Observatory
An introduction to astrophotography – by Tom Pinches, amateur photographer
What is lighting? – by Bonnie Brooks, lighting designer and engineer
Embracing nature and darkness to inspire creativity and wellbeing – by Tiffany Francis-Baker, nature writer and illustrator.
Artificial lighting and wildlife – An evening of presentation and discussion by four speakers Prof Fiona Matthews, Dr Julie Day, Douglas Boyes and Will Scott
What future for dark skies? – by Bob Mizon MBE from the Commission for Dark Skies and Ivan Buxton and Penny Mills from Devon CPRE
A virtual bat walk – by Sarah Butcher from Devon Bat Group