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For Star Gazing Enthusiasts

Dark Sky Discovery site has lots to look at and top tips on how to get more out of star gazing.  We can print off pocket star charts if you would like too from this site.

Yarrow and Ettrick Valley have virtually no artificial light pollution and are therefore an ideal location for star-gazing.  The Etrrick and Yarrow Valley web site are in the process of establishing a number of Dark Sky Discovery sites in the valleys and will update the website once these have been formally recognised.  In the meantime, you can see a fantastic night sky from most places in the valleys and on a clear night, whenever you look up there will be something to take your interest.  The Milky Way is visible to the naked eye.

The winter months are a good time for looking at the stars as we have longer darkness.  These are the times when you may also be lucky and see the Aurora Borealis, or ‘Northern Lights‘.

We no longer have our telescope, so please bring one along with you, if you have one.


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