Something hit me and I saw stars

We’re a charity that inspires people about astronomy and science.

The founders of Dartmoor Skies, Rob and Bryony, have pitched their telescope up on Dartmoor for many years and know how amazing the views of planets, stars and galaxies can be.

Heavens above….

The Pleiades, aka The Seven Sisters

Anyone can look up and be swept away by the beauty of a clear night’s sky. We’ve found that most people want to learn more about what they are seeing. We make stargazing accessible by running astronomy events in multiple location and providing a collection of telescopes for people to use.

Nerd-in-residence Rob gives a talk on a chosen subject. Then we set up the telescopes and make sure they’re pointing at interesting space objects for you. Feel free to ask Rob lots of complicated questions…it helps him learn too.

Sometimes our events focus on a particular planet or galaxy. Sometimes they’re be about more general subjects like constellations. For each event there’s a talk, possibly some activities, and if the skies are clear we get you outside observing.

There’s lots to see on your own doorstep and we hope to make it all a little less daunting.