And like other businesses in Northumberland National Park, he is making the most of the area's International Dark Sky designation and growing astrotourism
He recently hosted a stargazing weekend as part of the Starmakers initiative, resulting in 150 overnight stays.
Jim Collins of Swansea Astronomical Society said that although Brecon Beacons National Park being granted International Dark Sky Reserve status would certainly drive astrotourism
, the difficulty for urban astronomers like him and his members was the problem of city lighting.
I feel I need to respond to Robert Naeye's editorial in the July 2011 issue ("Neptune, Droid App, and Astrotourism
," page 6).