People are being asked to take part in International Dark Sky week this week, by avoiding using artificial light at night.
Sark is celebrating the event by promoting its dark sky status. Sark was designated a Dark Sky Community in 2011 and has no public lighting in its lanes, meaning it’s a great place for star gazing.
VisitGuernsey suggests taking a walk at night in Sark during the week and borrowing a telescope from the Sark Astronomy Society.
Pictured: You can pick out many constellations in the sky above Sark with the naked eye.
To make the most of the night sky above Sark you can visit the Observatory run by the Sark Astronomy Society.
You’ll need to contact one of the society members and book in at the observatory; binoculars, telescopes and star-finding apps are welcome to be used.
As an official Dark Sky Island, we are proud to join others in celebrating International Dark Sky Week! With no cars or street lights, light pollution is minimal and amazing astronomical displays can be seen, often with the naked eye. #idsw2019 #darkskyisland @IDADarkSky pic.twitter.com/7pnnfaYpco— Sark Island (@Sark_Island) April 3, 2019
Pictured: Due to a lack of artificial light you can see the Milky Way from Sark on clear evenings.
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