EXMOOR DARK SKIES FESTIVAL

Exmoor National Park Authority is pleased to confirm that it will running Exmoor Dark Skies Festival from Thursday 19 October to Sunday 29 October 2017 – a ten-day festival of activities for families and enthusiasts to celebrate Exmoor’s dark skies and enable people to experience the exceptional quality of our starry nights.

There will be bookable sessions in the pop-up planetarium and informative and engaging talks, guided star-lit walks and children’s workshops with the education team and rangers. Exmoor National Park would also welcome other organisations and tourism businesses who would like to take part. Groups may wish to host their own event or support others and businesses may wish to use the festival in their own marketing to attract more visitors in this quieter season.

If you are interested in running an event or using the festival to attract more visitors and would like to discuss ideas, please contact Katrina Munro (Economy Project Officer) who is coordinating the event: kjmunro@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk; 01398 322236

www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival 

PHOTO: Great Orion Nebula M42 taken by Paul Jeanes from his observatory in Washford “under the darkest skies”.

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