Internet service provider Airband has announced its continuing sponsorship of Exmoor’s renowned Dark Skies Festival, which runs till November 10.

Airband project manager Martin Hewlett at the Wimbleball Lake Dark Skies event on October 20 which featured night forest walks, interactive workshops and star-gazing. Picture: AirbandAirband project manager Martin Hewlett at the Wimbleball Lake Dark Skies event on October 20 which featured night forest walks, interactive workshops and star-gazing. Picture: Airband

The festival is hosted by Exmoor National Park Authority and has been extended to run for four weeks, after the record success of last year’s two-week programme.

New events added to the programme include Stargazing at Arlington Court National Trust this Saturday at 6.30pm. Tickets for this event and information about planetarium sessions and other events can all be found at exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk.

Airband marketing manager, Simon Britton, said: “Exmoor’s rugged beauty and inky skies are an astronomer’s delight and the Dark Skies festival brings together everything that national parks represent.

“We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the festival and continuing to strengthen our relationship with the community.”

There is still time to discover the night sky of Exmoor during the Dark Skies Festival. Picture: Keith TruemanThere is still time to discover the night sky of Exmoor during the Dark Skies Festival. Picture: Keith Trueman

In Exmoor, 81sq km of core zone was chosen as the Dark Sky reserve to minimise human habitation but to maximise open land access and points of interest.