Age group: KS1-3 Subjects: Science, Geography, History, Art

How many of us have truly seen a dark sky? In this interactive workshop, pupils will use artefacts and equipment to learn how and why the National Park protects the darkness of the night sky. Find out how darkness is measured using light meters, how we combat light pollution, and which constellations can be seen at different times of year. The session will end with a dark sky art activity, where pupils will learn about the story behind some of the most recognisable constellations.  

Special Offer: Groups that book this session have the opportunity to book our Dark Skies loans box for the reduced price of £20, to continue learning about the subject in the classroom. This box includes artefacts such as meteorites, and equipment such as red light torches, binoculars, and a light meter, to allow children to explore the constellations of the night sky and understand how and why we protect the darkness. 

Supported by:
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Booking information

Location: In The Sill or in school  

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 

Max number of pupils: 30 

Cost: £90 

To book or for more information please submit an enquiry via our online form.