The results of CPRE's February 2020 ‘citizen scientists’ star count are in! Over 2,500 people recorded more than 27,000 stars within the Orion constellation over the course of a week.
To see an interactive map of the findings, which will tell you how much light pollution is obscuring our starry skies, go to:
Starry skies are one of the most magical sights the countryside can offer, but enjoying a view of the night sky with many stars is becoming rarer with increasing light pollution from poorly designed lighting. Light pollution not only limits our views of these skies but also disrupts wildlife’s natural patterns. We want to reclaim our dark skies. CPRE runs an annual star count, helping us to see where light pollution is a problem and where the darkest skies are. We use this evidence to advocate for better-controlled lighting, and we offer advice about what we can all do to reduce local light pollution.