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Dark Skies Festival 2018

Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country so it's a great place to gaze at the stars.

 Saturday 20th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

Following a successful first year, the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival is returning with a two-week long programme of events aimed at inspiring young and old about the wonders of the night sky. Events will take place across Exmoor suited to beginners and interested families, as well as those more experienced in astronomy.

The line-up so far includes a fun family Astro Party at Wimbleball Lake, a mobile planetarium offering an immersive 360 degree experience of the solar system, a night walk during the exciting Orionid meteor shower, during which up to 20 meteors an hour may be visible, as well as traditional stargazing and astronomy talks. And, for the more adventurous, there’ll be night time outdoor pursuits, such as night-navigation walks guided by National Park Rangers, night swimming and mountain-biking. And lots more.

Events are being added all the time. For full info visit


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