Rollright Stones receive Dark Sky Discovery status

George Lambrick, head of the Rollright Trust (left) and Robin Smitten, chairman of CNAAG (right) hold up the plaque bearing the Dark Sky Discovery logo for the Rollright Stones. NNL-150204-144523001
George Lambrick, head of the Rollright Trust (left) and Robin Smitten, chairman of CNAAG (right) hold up the plaque bearing the Dark Sky Discovery logo for the Rollright Stones. NNL-150204-144523001

Ancient monument, the Rollright Stones, received a rare accolade from a partnership of astronomy and environmental organisations.

Dark Sky Discovery status was given to the landmark in a presentation held in Long Compton last month. The presentation was a joint event between The Rollright Trust and Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group (CNAAG).

Dark Sky Discovery status is given to sites with low levels of light pollution and good public access. They are some of the best areas to see the night sky in the UK. Pictured is George Lambrick, head of the Rollright Trust, left, and Robin Smitten, chairman of CNAAG. Picture by Mel Gigg.