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

How many of us have truly seen a dark sky? In this interactive assembly, pupils will learn how and why the National Park protects the darkness of the night sky, including how darkness is measured, the issues around light pollution, nocturnal animals, and the different constellations that can be seen at different times of year. The session will also include information on where to go to get the best view of the night sky, and some tips for any budding astronomers who would like to get outside for some stargazing! 

We also have a Dark Skies loans box, which schools can borrow for up to four weeks. Objects in the box include meteorites, and equipment such as red light torches, binoculars, and a light meter. For more information on costs and booking procedures, visit our Loans page.

This activity is free of charge, however a small contribution towards our travel costs is requested (up to £20)

Supported by:
John Horseman Trust Logo

Booking Information

Location: In school  

Duration: Up to 25 minutes 

Max number of pupils: Whole school 

Cost: FREE (small contribution to travel costs is requested)

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