Our mission

 

 

Our aim at Dark Sky Destinations is simple: to share our love of the night sky and show people how to explore and capture its wonders on camera.

Our evening courses — held in some of the UK's most spectacular dark sky areas — draw on our decades worth of astrophotography experience and are designed to help you gain the skills and know-how you need to take beautiful astro images.

But it's not just about guiding you through the technical ins and outs of astrophotography. We also want to spark your imagination and creativity. And, if you're new to the world of stargazing, we hope that a Dark Sky Destinations course will go some way towards starting you on a lifelong journey of astronomical adventure.

 
 

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CareMoor for Exmoor

The UK is lucky enough to have a small number of locations where the night sky can be seen and photographed with relatively little intrusion from the blight of light pollution. Exmoor National Park, in the West Country, is one of those special areas and we here at Dark Sky Destinations are thrilled that our first astrophotography courses will be held there.

Exmoor National Park is home to Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve as well as a large variety of wildlife, including rare species of butterfly. In order to support the National Park and its important conservation work, Dark Sky Destinations is a partner of the ‘CareMoor for Exmoor’ scheme, which funds various projects within the park. We encourage all our course delegates to donate to the scheme if possible; you can find an online donation link, as well as more information about the scheme and the projects it funds, on the Exmoor National Park Authority website here.