From Emma Marrington, CPRE <[email protected]>
Subject How to take part in Star Count from home
Date January 18, 2021 6:01 PM
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Hi John

A velvety black sky scattered with shining stars is a sight we should all have
the opportunity to see. But too often, light pollution obscures our view of

Just 3% of people in England experience ‘truly dark skies’, and 61% of us live
in areas with severe light pollution.

That’s why we need your help to map the nation’s view of the stars, so we can
better protect our dark skies in the countryside and our towns and cities.

By counting the number of stars you can see in the constellation of Orion this
February, you’ll help us build a better picture of our view of the stars.

This year we’re asking everyone to take part in Star Count from home.

Want to take part? Sign up below.

Sign up for Star Count
[[link removed]]Not sure how to take part? Here are our five simple steps for doing a Star Count
from home.

1 – Find a good spot to do your Star Count. This could be your garden, balcony,
doorstep or even bedroom window. You’ll need to be able to look south.

2 – Turn off all the lights in your home so it’s as dark as possible.

3 – Look south in the night sky (the way satellite dishes face)

4 – Let your eyes adjust to the dark – the longer you wait, the better. Count
the number of stars you can see within the rectangle formed by the four corner

5 – Head to our website to submit your count and help us map the nation’s view
of the night sky.

Want to take part? Sign up by clicking the button below.

I'll take part
[[link removed]]Happy star-gazing!


Emma Marrington
Dark skies campaigner

PS: Please don’t travel to do a Star Count, and remember to stay safe and observe
social distancing rules.

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and nationally to promote, enhance and protect a beautiful, thriving countryside
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