This time is so uncertain and tricky for all of us as we try to stay positive while stuck indoors, and even more tricky with little ones to keep entertained! Inspired by the dark skies festival earlier this year in Yorkshire, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to do a little star gazing from your back gardens, balconies or even just your windows. You can make it a little adventure into outer space without even leaving your house, and also tick off a homeschooling session!
One tiny upside to the current situation is that road taffic is down to 1950s levels and air traffic is much less frequent, resulting in air pollution being significantly reduced. You may have already noticed that on a bright day you can see much farther in the distance than you would normally be able to. This also applies to looking at the night sky!