London Aquatics Centre
Olympic Park, London, London, E20 2AQ
Join the team from Dark Sky London for a nocturnal walk in the Olympic Park to explore our surroundings in a different light!
The experts who accompany you will talk about bat monitoring in the park, stargazing in urban environments, approaches to lighting design and reducing light pollution.
During this two hour walk, we will be stopping at various points across the park to discuss these issues, including doing a star count – weather permitting! The route will be wheelchair accessible.
This event is part of CPRE’s annual Star Count, a broader campaign to raise awareness about the scale of light pollution across the UK, which aims to connect people to the wonder of starry skies. A starry sky is an incredible sight, but light pollution often hides our view of the stars, especially in cities.
Join us on Wednesday the 2nd of March from 6.30 pm for a prompt 7 pm start. Dress warmly.
We will be meeting under the projecting roof of the London Aquatics Centre (the Olympic swimming pool) on Stratford Walk – just a 10-minute walk from Stratford station. Look out for the branded CPRE High Visibility tabards.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 02/03/2022
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Wed 2nd Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.