As the Summer draws to a close, the nights are becoming darker. That makes it the perfect time to start looking up at the sky again.
While in town there is plenty of light pollution from a wide variety of sources such as street-lighting, signage and traffic, in the country there is no such extraneous light sources.
At this time of year, the can get very dark and on a clear night the stars really can put on a show.
However, if you need a little convincing to get outside on a night and gaze up into the stars, take a look at the video below from Gary Turk. See what you could miss out on if you don’t look up from your phones and tablet computers.