Dark sky success for Isle of Man
- 20 October 2012
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
Several Manx sites have been granted Dark Sky status by an international body which recognises star-gazing locations around the world.
The areas recognised by the Dark Sky Association include Smeale Nature Reserve, Niarbyl and The Sound.
The classification is given to promote astronomy and energy efficiency.
Director of Manx National Heritage (MNH) Edmund Southworth said the island now has the largest concentration of dark skies sites in Britain.
Other areas on the island given the status are Port Soderick Brooghs, Axnfell Plantation Fort Island and Sulby Reservoir Car Park.