Cranborne Chase Starfest 2021

CRANBORNE Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the finest areas in the country to see the stars. The AONB became a Dark Sky Reserve last year, and this year’s Starfest will be the first since that important designation.

The Dark Skies Festival will take place over the February half term, with most of the events online between 15th and 20th February. The AONB team hope that there will be a few ‘live’ events, “so we can all get out there and appreciate the amazing skies above us here in Cranborne Chase.”

Whether you dream of being an astronaut or just want to be able to identify the main stars and constellations, there is something for everyone. Events include astrophotography, storytelling and creative events for children. Most are free and you can see the programme here: