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Northumberland's 'Dark Sky' bid

The Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society are to apply to the International Dark Skies Association to get Dark Sky Park status.

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Northumberland's 'Dark Sky' bid

Night sky above Kielder Credit: Tom White/PA wire

Stargazers in a remote corner of the North East are hoping to become Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.

The Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society are to apply to the International Dark Skies Association to get the status.

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