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Explorers of the Universe

To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009 Explorers of the Universe is a selection of photographs by Max Alexander, portraying all aspects of astronomy in the UK.




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Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park

This week Galloway Forest Park formally submitted its application (pdf 7Mb) to become the UK's - and possibly Europe's - first International Dark Sky Park.

Galloway Forest Park is located in the south-west of Scotland, and has some of the darkest skies in the whole of Europe, and the value of these skies has been recognised Galloway Forest Park, who have undertaken to protect and preserve these skies for all their visitors.

To give you some idea how dark Galloway Forest Park's skies are, they are rated between 2 and 3 on the Bortle Scale. How dark are your skies?

The decision will be made by the International Dark Sky Association in mid-November, so watch this space!

 
Winter Solstice Event at Stonehenge


Wed Dec 16 – Sat Dec 19, 2009

Celebrating the connection between the stones and the sky

Free talks and tours by leading archaeologists and astronomers

An opportunity to view the sunset itself

See the night sky from the stones (advance bookings only)

“From Earth to the Universe” exhibition
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IYA2009UK on Flickr
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 now has a Flickr group. Visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/astronomy2009uk/pool/ to see images from the thousands of starparties, astronomy festivals and events that have been happening this year in the UK. Have you got images you want to upload from events you have run or attended? Then join our group!

 
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