United Kingdom Wirksworth StarDisc

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James Grant

About This Spot

The Wirksworth StarDisc is a granite disc
measuring 12m wide, which maps out the
northern hemisphere’s night sky. It was
constructed in 2011 and is engraved with
both constellations and the Milky Way. It is
surrounded by 12 seats to mark each month of the year and at night, the seats light up the StarDisc. Their power comes from our closest star, the sun.

The StarDisc’s location is well chosen. It is
positioned in a relatively dark sky spot, away from the light pollution of the local towns and villages. It is easily accessible and provides a stunning view of our night sky. During prime times, the Milky Way can be seen to stretch across the sky above. This place really allows you
to get creative with your photography.

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