Cumbria’s Dark Skies Opportunity
4th November 2019, 10-12, Langdale Hotel
We are currently working with the Lake District National Park Partnership to explore how we can celebrate and make the most of our Dark Skies. With Cumbria playing host to some of the darkest in the country, an upcoming event at the Langdale Hotel (4 November, 10am-12noon) will give you the chance to make the most of visitors’ growing interest in stargazing.
This event will provide an opportunity to hear from speakers about the Dark Skies potential of Cumbria and its potential to support the visitor economy, local communities and our spectacular natural environment.
Guest speaker, Duncan Wise, from Northumberland National Park Authority will talk about the benefits achieved through Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Designated in 2013, this has led to the development of new stargazing observatories and events, a growth in off-season tourism and educational programmes to promote science to young people. The Park Partnerships are also exploring Dark Sky Reserve status and Friends of the Lake District will able to share more information to attendees.
To register your place RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1st November 2019.
- Introduction and welcome
- The Northumberland International Dark Skies Park experience
- Dark Skies Cumbria
- Next steps and getting involved
- Panel Q&A