New panels will guide stargazers in the Peak District

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New information panels have been installed to give stargazers a guide to the night sky over the Peak District National Park.

The Dark Sky panels, which will be changed seasonally, can be found close to Arbor Low stone circle and Minninglow burial mound, where the position of the stars seemed significant to our neolithic ancestors more than 4,000 years ago.

To help people appreciate the relation of these sites to the stars, the panels are positioned at nearby National Park car parks which are easily accessible and on clear nights provide good conditions for stargazing.


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