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CPRE Star Count Event
17 February - 24 February
Animals and plants rely on the Earths cycle of light and dark to govern their natural behaviours such as sleep, reproduction, feeding and protection from natural predators. An increase in artificial light at night can have a devastating effect, especially to nocturnal animals.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) organises an annual star count event to monitor the change of light pollution in the UK.
By taking part in this survey, you will be providing information to the CPRE to track light pollution across the country.
You don’t need any special equipment such as telescopes or cameras, you just need to count the number of stars you see in the Orion Constellation (the one with 3 stars close together in a line) and report your findings on the CPRE website.
It would be great if all our members, facebook followers and friends could take part in this event.