It is now official that Galloway Forest Park, in Scotland, is one of the darkest places on Earth. The International Dark Sky Association has named the forest in Dumfries and Galloway the first Dark Sky Park outside of the USA. This makes it one of the best places on the planet to really see the night sky, something city-dwellers can only imagine.
It may also be the case that a dark night sky is good for your health, making the southwest of Scotland a desirable location for all of us, not just the astronomers. Find out more at the BBC website. Dark Sky Parks are explained on the International Dark-Sky Association’s site. You can also study astronomy at the New Curiosity Shop with one of our courses.