Dark-sky status awarded to Northumberland Park area but What about Lincolnshire!..
A patch of Northumberland’s night sky has become the largest area of protected sky in Europe.
Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park have been granted dark-sky status by The International Dark Skies Association.
The status means the night sky is protected and lighting controls are in place to prevent light pollution.
In honour of the award the area will be renamed Northumberland Dark Sky Park…
The two-year campaign to protect the 579 square mile (1,500 sq km) area was jointly led by Northumberland National Park Authority, Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society… Click the link below:-
Source BBC News
This news “flooded” my mind and brought back so many happy memories and those “shiny objects!” On one of those “rare moments now” I had to stop everything else and indulge in a little bit of nostalgia! As a friend of mine says ” my most productive period of working is between 9.00 am to 12.00 midday!” And that is true of me too! I just can’t wait to get to the “blogging board!” The problem is that I am so full of IT! that I really do not have the time to “daydream!” – that sounds a bit girly – whoops sorry! but….
It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart, Without saying a word you can light up the dark, Try as I may I can never explain …”when you say nothing at all ”
SO GOES THE SONG! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuJrEBtmM1Q
Well, those who know me well, will know that I am attracted to “shiny objects” and now that I’ve seen a million stars above in the opening picture and reference to the article from BBC News that followed, I am convinced that all this started in 1959!
Why! because whilst I was at Butlins Holiday Camp at Skegness in the August, my girlfriend and I laid down on the grass at the sports stadium and looked up at a beautiful clear night at a million stars above. Northumberland has been granted dark-sky status by The International Dark Skies Association but that night in Lincolnshire would have matched anything in Northumberland 54 years ago! Skegness or very similar!
At that time the following songs were very popular:-
Petula Clark – A Million Stars Above (VintageMusic.es)
The Shadows – Stars fell on Stockton
Tell me honestly, how many of you remember these songs personally. I would really appreciate your feedback on these and generally your memories of 1959!
I think the sounds of the fifties and the sixties were probably the most inspirational times of the 20th century and still inspires generation after generation once they find out all about it!
Motivated by the Inspiration of Others and the Love of Music!
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