Dark Skies Workshops

  • Stocks by Matthew Savage
  • Pendle Star Trails by Matthew Savage
  • Stocks by Matthew Savage
Description of activity: 

During March we organised two workshops, attended by 20 Bowland Experience businesses – 'Star Tips for Profit', helping tourism businesses to gear up to provide an unforgettable dark sky experience for customers.  The workshops, held at Wyreside Lakes Fishery and Stirk House Hotel, were delivered by local astronomer Robert Ince who has also helped the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park develop their offering and was the resident astronomer at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory for its early phases.  Working with Robert, the Forest of Bowland is currently applying for Dark Sky Discovery Site status for a number of sites across the National Landscape, so visitors can view the skies at their best!  Visit http://forestofbowland.com/Star-Gazing

Expected outcomes of activity: 
  • Dark Sky Discovery Site Status for a number of sites across the National Landscape
  • Tourism businesses promoting the dark skies and benefitting from astro tourism
Activity date: 
17th April 2015 to 17th April 2016