Huge Demand For Next Week’s Cranborne Chase Dark Skies ‘Star Fest’

The Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s week-long festival, Star Fest, starts on Monday.

The AONB, which takes in Melbury Abbas, Compton and Fontmell Downs, was named as one of only fourteen Dark Sky Reserves in the world in October 2019

Whilst many of the Star Fest activities have suffered from lockdown restrictions, astronomer Steve Tonkin says there’s been increased interest in astronomy. The online event has had to increase Zoom capacity due to demand.

Steve talks about the programme of events.