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Dark Skies and Street Lights


CPRE is a leading voice in the campaign against excessive light pollution caused by streetlights, flood lights and security lighting, making our starry skies ever harder to find. Light at night can disrupt natural patterns of behaviour in both humans and wildlife, having a negative impact on our wellbeing and the natural world around us.

We have a fantastic article about street lighting from leading lighting engineer Dan Lister and a story about stargazing in our Winter 2020 issue of our Ways of Seeing magazine.

The Campaign for Amber Street Lights

The campaign started life in West Yorkshire. A couple of years ago we talked to Peter Jones, who was concerned about the impact of new street lighting in his area. Peter has since spearheaded the campaign and has been documenting ongoing research into the impacts of blue-white LED street lighting. CASL is building a membership with a view to submitting petitions for change at local and national level. The campaign would like to hear stories from other people concerned about their local street lighting and is asking people to approach their councillors and MPs for support in making a change.

Find out more about the Campaign for Amber Street Lights

Star Count 2021

This week we are asking you to count the stars! All the details are available on the link below. It is a great opportunity to get outside after dark with the family and indulge in a some star gazing – wonderful!


Find out about Star Count 2021
West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society (WYAS)

The WYAS run fantastic talks and events for adults and young astronomers.

Take a look at their website to find out more. They are based at The Rosse Observatory near Pontefract.


West Yorkshire Astronomical Society
Ilkley from White Wells