20th April-Starlight World Night

  • World Night in Defence of Starlight


    Made with Padlet


    Looking up at the canopy of space for stargazing is a wonderful experience we can freely have. Do you think we can do it forever?

    Since 2007, World Night in Defence of Starlight is celebrated with different actions and initiatives to promote its protection.

     "Declaration of La Palma in Defence of the Night Sky and the Right to Observe the Stars", considering the dark sky  an outstanding, universal cultural, scientific, environmental  resource  to promote and develop “astronomical tourism”

    Starlight World Night


    Have you ever celebrated it? What did you do?

    We are going to share your night sky view. On 20th April, take a picture from your window or the place you like the most at night and upload it on the Padlet.

    We will check if we can see the stars, the light pollution and the horizon in our different cities and share with our partners. What can you see? How does it make you feel?


    Can't you see them clearly? Have a look at Hubble space telescope!

    It orbits far above the Earth which makes objects can see more clearly as clouds can block the view of the Earth-based telescopes


  • My piece of sky


    On the occasion of the World Starlight Day, we held in our centre the dissemination of our project and celebrated together this special day.
    Watch the video.


    Some teachers and some students, from CEIP Ciudad de Ceuta, went to an excursion to see the stars and to celebrate the 20th April, the world night in defence of stars.

    IES Vega de Atarfe

    Light pollution prevents us from seeing the wonder of the star-filled sky, it was sad, but it served to make us realise the beauty we are missing out on.


    this is in the sky of Granada yesterday, it was getting dark, it was very very beautiful
    María Mercado Ramírez