Feb 13, 2017

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Best places to stargaze in the UK

Best places to stargaze in the UK

Sometimes its just nice to get away for a weekend with your partner, to somewhere warm, cosy and hopefully with a log burner (thats what I like). We have compiled a list of the best places to go.

Isle of man

The isle of man has 26 dark sky areas, and truly is one of the best places for anyone to stargaze. This is due to it having such low light pollution. When its a clear night here you can spot such wonders as the orion nebula or the great andromeda. Sometimes if you head to the North East coast of the island you might be able to spot the northern lights.

The Isle of Man also has a accommodation specifically for stargazers offering facilities such as maps of the sky, folding chairs and binoculars.

Exmoor 

Down at the bottom of England we have Exmoor national park. Some of the best spots in the national park for astronomers are Wimblehall Lake, Haddon Hill, Anstey Gate, Webbers Post, Brendon Two Gates, County Gate and Holdstone Hill. The park has produced some great booklets showing some of the constellations you might be able to see.

Brecon Beacons, Wales 

The Brecon Beacons is Wales first international dark sky reserve, making it the perfect spot to see some of the main constellations or maybe even a meteor shower. The Beacons also hold regular events which are run by the Cardiff Astrological Society.

Before you go, be sure to take a look at some of the best travel telescopes on the market here – http://www.bestreviewer.co.uk/best-travel-telescope-2017

 

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