Light pollution is a big issue. It not only wastes energy, costs money and impacts on wildlife. It even affects our health. It also stops people from enjoying the night skies.

The South Downs National Park sits in the middle of the most populous part of the country but surprisingly there are precious places where the night skies are still dark enough to reveal an astonishing starscape.
We're putting together a bid to make the South Downs an International Dark Skies reserve. First we need to map where the dark skies are, then work with communities to find where light pollution is coming from and where lighting can be improved to make our dark skies even better.
You can help our bid by saying that you support the vision of a South Downs International Dark Skies Reserve.