Devon Dark Skies

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Dark Skies

The dark skies initiative is all about connecting people to the natural world after dark and extend our relationship with wildlife around the clock. By helping people to embrace and learn about the nocturnal environment we are hoping that we will begin to learn about the importance in preserving the dark. By tackling light pollution there will be a whole range of benefits for wildlife but also for our own wellbeing, health, tourism and businesses. You can learn more about the importance of the night using our resources and information. In order to share the importance of Devon’s dark skies with people the LNP organised a Dark Skies Day in 2019 and a Dark Skies week in 2020.

Webinars

Monday 25th October, 7pm – Wildlife webinar (Devon Dark Skies Week). An introduction to moths and their importance, and new research into the effects LED lighting on moths. Speakers: Richard Fox (Butterfly Conservation) and Doug Boyes (Centre for Hydrology and Ecology). Visit the event page to find out more and book your free ticket.

Thursday 28th October, 7pm – Dark Skies webinar (Devon Dark Skies Week). The importance of the night sky and getting lighting right. Speakers: Bob Mizon MBE (UK Commission for Dark Skies) and Devon Campaign to Protect Rural England. Visit the event page to find out more and book your free ticket.