Did you know that on a clear night on Exmoor the human eye can see around 3000 stars but there are an estimated 100,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy?
From Thursday 19th October – Sunday 29th October 2017 come make sure you join in the celebration of Exmoor’s status as Europe’s first international Dark Sky Reserve.
With activities and events aimed at not only the keen and more experienced in watching the stars, but also families, with fantastic activities to get children interested in the night sky. Events include a large family astro-party, star-gazing evenings, specialist talks, mobile planetarium sessions, guided night walks and much more.
With so much going on in an area Airband are working hard to bring superfast broadband to we realised very quickly that getting involved with the festival was the perfect fit for us. As such we are very proud sponsors of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival. Being a family owned business, we know the importance of events like this and how an inspirational activity or talk can spark a child’s (or adult’s!) interest for life.
Even though we are a technology business with a passion for ensuring rural areas in Exmoor and Dartmoor can get superfast broadband, we also understand how important it is for people to step away from computers and mobile devices (and even the TV) and enjoy the outdoors. The Exmoor Dark Skies will be the perfect opportunity to blow off those autumn cobwebs and get up close and personal with Exmoor’s natural landscape in guided walks and even a dusk safari to watch our beautiful night sky at its most spectacular.
The Exmoor Dark Skies festival programme can be found here and lists all of the amazing events taking place over the 11 days. Lots of events have sold out already so be quick!
We have a special offer running throughout the Dark Skies festival for 6 months half price broadband so check out the festival programme for full details on this promotion.