Learn more about the Dark Night Skies Pledge
Pledge your support for the AONB's bid for International Dark Skies Reserve status
On light pollution maps, Cranborne Chase AONB stands out as an island of darkness, still enjoying a starry ‘dark night sky’ that most people can only dream of. The AONB has set itself the goal of gaining this status by applying to the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), by the end of 2016.
The AONB Partnership is working with The British Astronomical Association (BAA), which is guiding work on the application. It involves taking dark sky meter readings across the AONB to identify the ‘core’ area where skies are the darkest and a ‘buffer area’ around it. The first set of readings look very promising!
Learn how you can take the Dark Night Skies Pledge.