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Artwork from our free Starry Skies workshops for children during Star Count
Some great facts about light pollution and how you can help
How to get started with astrophotography
Avon and Bristol
Light pollution affects animal and plant life all over the world
The quality of our lives is being diminished by light pollution
We have put together some things to find in the night sky for beginners.
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Our free online Starry Skies workshops for children were a big hit during the @CPRE #StarCount this month. Look at some of the fantastic artwork the children who attended our workshops sent us. We're so impressed! Thanks to everyone who joined us. https://www.cpreavonandbristol.org.uk/news/our-starry-skies-workshops-for-children-were-a-big-hit/
Two-thirds of adults think protecting & enhancing green spaces should be a higher priority post-lockdown. The government can do this by:
👉 Adopting a ‘brownfield-first’ approach to development
👉 Putting access to nature at the heart of planning system
Green Belts are the countryside next door for 30 million people and act as the green lungs for our largest cities.
But why were they established, and why are they still important more than 60 years later?
Here's all you need to know about Green Belts 👇 https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/what-is-the-green-belt/
We are hosting a #Bristol & #WECA Mayoral hustings to quiz candidates on their responses to the Climate & Ecological Emergencies! In collaboration with @avonwt, @ujimaBlackGreen, @CPREAvonBristol @upourstreet @friends_earth @sustrans @XRBristol
As our Starry Skies campaign concludes we would like to thank you for journeying through space with us. To stay in touch with the work of CPRE you can sign up to our newsletter here: https://www.cpreavonandbristol.org.uk/ (scroll to the bottom of the page)
It's #NationalWalkYourDogDay, and #Penwith has many great walks for #dogs. If you are walking your dog do clean up after them and keep them under control, especially near livestock and wildlife. We'd love to see your dogs in Penwith photos! #Cornwall #NationalLotteryHeritageFund
Yesterday felt almost (don't say it!) - spring-like!
Flowers are in bud, birdsong is increasing and the ice has melted away 😀
What signs of spring are you seeing near you? Share your pictures of your weekend exploring below 👇
Be a part of what we stand for. Did you know that we work across a huge range of areas including urban regeneration, public transport and recycling?
You can be a part of the movement by giving as little as £3. Join us here: https://donate.cpre.org.uk/page/51439/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=branch-avonside-web
If you enjoyed the Star Count and now have the stargazing bug and want to give astrophotography a go, take a look at our astrophotopgraphy guide for beginners: https://www.cpreavonandbristol.org.uk/news/astrophotography-for-beginners/
These are some of the constellations that you can see during February. Take a look at our handy star maps to help you find them in the night sky: http://www.cpreavonandbristol.org.uk/news/february-star-maps
#stars #stargazing #night #familyactivities #citizenscientist #starryskies
The beauty of stargazing is that you don't need any specialist equipment to get started. But if you are keen to pursue astronomy further and are interested in what sort of equipment to use, we have created a really quick guide to help you choose well. #stargazing
Can you find Ursa Minor? The North Star 'polaris' is always in almost exactly the same place. To locate polaris, first find The Plough constellation, the last two stars at the bowl end always point towards Polaris.
#stars #stargazing #starcount #starryskies
“Light pollution has serious health impacts when it affects our sleep patterns by shining through our windows at night."
Find out more
#darkskies #starryskies #lightpollution #StarCount
Track which part of the lunar cycle we are in this month with our free printable which you can download from our blog: https://www.cpreavonandbristol.org.uk/news/phases-of-the-moon-february/
FUN FACT: Planets don't make light like stars, so they are not as easy to spot. So far, scientists have discovered around 230 planets.
#stars #darkskies #lightpollution #stargazing #starcount #cprestarcount #starryskies
The results from Star Count will help us make a map of where star-spotters are enjoying dark skies. By showing on a map where light pollution is most serious, we can work with local councils and others to take action to reduce the impact.
If you took part in our workshops or events this week, we really hope you enjoyed learning more about the night sky. We would also like to give a special thanks to Jo from Space Detectives for running the workshops. http://www.spacedetectives.com
#stars #stargazing #StarCount
Did you miss our FREE online event yesterday? You can sign up to our live event today.
Our Place in Space by Jo at Space Detectives, looks at our own Solar System and its position within the Milky Way Galaxy.
Sign up here: https://www.cpreavonandbristol.org.uk/what-we-care-about/starry-skies/
Here are three things to find in the night sky for beginners.
1. The moon (an easy one to spot!)
2. Orion, who is central to this campaign.
3. The Plough, which is shaped like a ladle.
As part of our annual programme to measure light pollution, we ask people to go into their gardens, or another outside space at home, and count the stars they can see in the Orion Constellation.
Take part in our Star Count https://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-care-about/nature-and-landscapes/dark-skies/star-count-2021/