Astronaut visits aptly named Star in Pembrokeshire to remind locals to embrace wonders of night sky

The evening was still, peaceful and – thankfully – reasonably clear. As dusk fell in the Welsh hills the people of a tiny Pembrokeshire village called Star turned off their lights to help deepen the darkness and traipsed through the gloaming to a farmer’s field to meet a spaceman and gaze skywards with him.

“It’s pretty amazing,” said Catrin Davies, a teacher who had brought a group of children from the local school to stargaze with the British astronaut Maj Tim Peake.

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