Despite the stormy weather forecast, 37 people (including two hardy campers) joined South West Lakes Trust and Caradon Observatory for a talk and guided stargazing at Siblyback Lake on 10 August.

The evening started with an informative presentation by Caradon Observatory, which explained the importance of Dark Skies and displayed some fantastic photographs of the night sky over Bodmin Moor, an International Dark Sky Landscape.

Visitors were then able to take advantage of the breaks in the cloud and utilise three telescopes to see some fantastic views of the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter. There was also an opportunity to take beautiful photos of the moon through one of the telescopes.  

Countryside Warden Nigel Tomkinson said:

“It was a great evening, and everyone learnt something. It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm about Dark Skies from those attending, and we cannot thank Caradon Observatory enough for making this event such a success. We are now hoping to run another joint event over the October half term.”

Siblyback Lake is situated within the Bodmin Moor Dark Sky Landscape, so is an ideal location to enjoy stargazing. Please click here for further details.