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All eyes to the skies for Sark's Starfest

People in Sark are gathering this weekend for the autumn Starfest Photo: Sue Daly

Star-gazers are gathering in Sark this weekend for the island's autumn Starfest.

The weekend event sees professional astronomers and complete novices getting together to make the most of the celestial views on offer from the world's first official 'dark sky island'.

The lack of light pollution in Sark means the views are among the most spectacular on the planet.

One of the stunning night time views, as seen from Sark Credit: Sue Daly

No prior knowledge of astronomy is needed. We'll bring you the best of the night sky in a way that is fun and understandable.

– Steve Gray, astronomer

The event is weather-proof as an indoor planetarium has been created for Starfest.

Expert photographer Sue Daly will be explaining how to take pictures of the sky at night.

You can find out more about the event, and the island's star-gazing community here.

And here's a video to get you in the mood for the joy of Sark at night...