St Agnes recognised for incredible night sky

Posted by on February 4, 2014

STAR-gazers and local businesses are celebrating after a site in St Agnes is granted the prestigious dark sky status. The accreditation, which is part of STFC’s Dark Sky Discovery Programme, is given to sites accessible and free enough from light pollution to offer a clear view of the night sky.

Positioned far enough away from the village and surrounded by cliff grass and shrubs, St Agnes Head provides the perfect place for star-gazers of all abilities to go and spot the Milky Way.

St Agnes Head is one of 26 sites across the country to be given dark sky status by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) this month.
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