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Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, Scotland

Galloway Forest, located 48 miles (78 km) south of Glasgow, Scotland, is one of the darkest places in Scotland and possibly in Europe. In 2009 Galloway was designated by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) as the UK’s first Dark Sky Park. “So few people live within the Forest Park that the nights really are…read more »

Galloway Forest, located 48 miles (78 km) south of Glasgow, Scotland, is one of the darkest places in Scotland and possibly in Europe. In 2009 Galloway was designated by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) as the UK’s first Dark Sky Park. “So few people live within the Forest Park that the nights really are inky black, making it a brilliant place to enjoy the stars—and we’re working with local people to keep it that way,” a stargazer told EarthSky.  The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park is open to the public 24 hours a day.  The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, established in 2012 on a hilltop site within the park, features a well-established program of regular outreach astronomy events; scheduled events areed here: https://scottishdarkskyobservatory.co.uk/events-2/events-calendar/

David Callejas