Dr Mark Westmoquette joins Starry Skies for Edition Eight, to help us make the most of our international dark sky reserve!

Mark will be leading a Mindful Stargazing jaunt on Friday night, inviting you to admire the night sky, do a cosmic body scan and a even spot of moonbathing if you fancy it! Plus he’ll be bringing the wonders of the universe to life in his Kids Universe talk.

Mark is an ex-professional astronomer (PhD 2007), but now full-time yoga and mindfulness teacher based in London. He brings the two worlds of astronomy and mindfulness together in what he calls the practice of ‘mindful stargazing,’ and has written two books on the subject (Mindful Thoughts for Stargazers – 2019, The Mindful Universe – 2020).