Anniversary Event

To celebrate 10 years since their formation and
in co-operation with the Commission For Dark Skies, Somerset Levels Stargazers present
Dark Skies
Saving the Stars
A series of talks by specialist speakers
Sunday 24th April
Othery Village Hall TA7 0QU
from 11.00am to 5.00pm
The event will also be transmitted FREE on-line.
Contact for the link

Part of the International Dark-Sky Association Dark Sky Week 2022 On Sunday April 24th as part of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Dark Sky week 2022 the Somerset Levels Stargazers who celebrate their 10th Anniversary in 2022 are joining forces with the Commission for Dark Skies (CFDS) and holding a free community event called Dark Skies a day long series of talks focussing on the challenges of Light Pollution and the importance of retaining our dark skies.
Speakers include Bob Mizon MBE FRAS Co-ordinator for the Commission for Dark Skies, Jo Richardson FRAS ESERO-UK founder of The Space Detectives and Resident Astronomer for Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve, Steve Tonkin F.RAS lecturer, author and Dark Skies Adviser, Jim Paterson Dark Skies project adviser Moffat Observatory Scotland and Becky Collier from the Campaign to protect rural England CPRE.. The Somerset Levels Stargazers were founded in 2012 by Paul Adamson (Chairman) and John Martin MBE and hold meetings and special events in the village of Othery on the Somerset Levels, they continued holding Zoom meetings during the Pandemic and now have followers from all over the Country.
We hope you can join us in person for this event which is being held in Othery village hall (see attachments for details) where you will be able to meet and share the day with like minded people but if you are unable or prefer not to the event is also available on Zoom where you can join us for the whole day or link in to individual talks as you like..

Paul Adamson
Somerset Levels Stargazers

Dark Skies April 24th 2022
Program of presentations
11am Introduction Paul Adamson Chairman S.L.S
11.15am Save the Stars and more Bob Mizon F.R.A.S/C.F.D.S
12.30am The Campaign to Protect Rural England Becky Collier
12.45pm Lunch (refreshments available)
1.15pm Exmoor-Britain’s first International dark sky reserve
Jo Richardson F.R.A.S./resident Astronomer Exmoor dark sky reserve
2.30pm Moffat dark sky town (perhaps a bridge to far in 2011)
Jim Paterson Moffat Observatory Dark Skies project adviser
(Via –Zoom)
3.45pm Deep sky observing for absolute beginners
Steve Tonkin FRAS dark skies adviser Cranborne Chase
4.45 Conclusion
5pm Meeting ends