Dark skies and Star Count with astronomer Dr Neil Havard

In February, our Topical Talks series continued with Dr Neil Havard from the Cotswold Astronomical Society.

Neil talks to us about dark skies, light pollution and how we can do our bit to reduce it.

He also talks about the CPRE Star Count, an annual citizen science project where we ask you to look up to the stars and count how many you can see within the Orion constellation on a clear night. This year Star Count took place from 6-14 February, and the results will be released soon.

Dr Neil Havard is a member of the Cotswold Astronomical Society.


About the Interviewer

Mark Hurrell has lived in Gloucestershire for over 30 years and was the editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 2002 to 2016. His career in the media has been long and varied including a spell at BBC Points West TV where he was a regular presenter and reporter. Mark also worked on the BBC‘s coverage of WW1 and other major projects. He is a governor at the King’s School, Gloucester and was involved in the setting up of the Pied Piper appeal. In his spare time Mark is a keen amateur singer and supporter of Gloucester Rugby.