Calling All Vacationing Astronomers!

From: Best View Barn
Published: Sun Feb 07 2010

A Cheshire holiday let has switched off the lights, or the light pollution to be precise. Perched high up on the last ridge of the Peak District, the holiday let is an ideal place to go star gazing as the surrounding area is shielded from big city light pollution.

Best View Barn, between Buxton and Macclesfield is just 15 miles away from Jodrell Bank, home to the vast Lovell Telescope, the third largest in the world. Jodrell Bank has a fascinating visitor’s centre, well worth a visit and suitable for all the family.

If you’d like to do a bit of star gazing yourself, then the luxury holiday cottage can cater for your needs. Take Best View Barn’s telescope out onto the terrace and look up and around you. The city lights twinkle in the distance, but they’re far away. Directly above the barn, and even more so up the hill a couple of hundred metres walk away, there is no light pollution at all. It makes for wonderful stargazing.

For those visitors who are novices to the night sky, the Barn’s bookshelves feature a number of books on astronomy. If, you’re more of a pro, you may want to get together with other keen astronomers. Try joining in the regular activities and star gazing with Macclesfield Astronomical Society.

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