GMOS Perfect Spiral

Where to see stars

Use the map below to discover the network of Dark Sky Discovery Sites and other stargazing places.

Why not nominate the best stargazing place where you live as a Dark Sky Discovery Site? Find out how below...

Marker Key
Marker Type of Site
Orange Star Map Marker Dark Sky Discovery Site (Milky Way class)
Orange Star Blue Map Marker Dark Sky Discovery Site (Milky Way class, hosts events)
Yellow Star Map Marker Dark Sky Discovery Site (Orion Class)
Yellow Star Blue Map Marker Dark Sky Discovery Site (Orion Class, hosts events)
Blue Circle Map Marker Other sites that host stargazing events
Green Circle Map Marker International Dark Sky Places

Dark Sky Discovery Sites are places that:

There are two darkness ratings:

The red, blue and green circles indicate the following:

Have a look at our night sky pages for more about Orion, the Milky Way and other things to see. Other tips for visiting the sites are:

How to nominate a new Dark Sky Discovery Site

For full details of Dark Sky Discovery Sites and how to nominate them, download the Dark Sky Discovery Sites Guidance notes [PDF/56KB]. Then complete and send us your nomination form [DOC/37KB] If you have any questions about nominating a site, please contact us at info@darkskydiscovery.org.uk.