Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dark Sky Swanage?

Suggestion for Swanage: Many proposed initiatives for boosting local business cost money. How about selling Swanage as the `Dark Sky Capital' of the South Coast? All we need to do is to switch off the lights. We could even save money! Perhaps every Friday night could be Dark Night. Bournemouth creates quite a glow, but looking east, north and south it can be dark enough.

We already have the 14" telescope at Durlston, run by the Wessex Astronomy Society which runs welcoming and informative evenings every so often (next one, weather permiiting, is on 30th August). Let's enthuse people with a wonderful view of the heavens!

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