Only 2% of people in a Campaign to Protect Rural England census had access to a truly dark sky. But there are still ways to see the stars
How many stars can you see at night? The Campaign to Protect Rural England says only 2% of people who took part in its star census were able to experience a truly dark sky, defined as when more than 30 stars were visible. More than half failed to see 10 stars. Light pollution is a major challenge to stargazing in rural areas and more so in urban areas. So what can you do to see the most in a night sky?