J.Y.O. The island of Sark is one of the best places for astronomical tourism. The amount of light that is projected into the sky is residual. There are no paved roads, cars and street lighting is non-existent. Sark Island is a small island located in the channel that has been recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association as the first island of dark sky in the world, which confirms her as one of the best areas to make astronomical tourism, a modality increasingly more in vogue. When it is formalized recognition, last February, Roger Davies, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, said: this is a great achievement for Sark. People from around the world are increasingly more fascinated by astronomy as we discover more about our universe, and the designation of the first island of dark sky in the world in the British Isles can only help to increase this appetite.

I hope that this lead to many more people to experience the wonders of a truly dark sky. Question light with only five kilometers in length and a maximum width of two miles, this small piece of land the British Crown dependent guarantees a quiet holiday in the midst of one of the most picturesque coastlines around the world. In Sark there paved roads, no cars and street lighting also is non-existent, one of the reasons why the amount of light that is projected into the sky is residual. In addition, the 600 residents, aware of the economic potential of the astronomical tourism, have adapted lighting homes and establishments to not obstruct the vision of the firmament. The integral management of the lighting plan created by Jim Patterson, of the Institute of lighting engineers, allows us to perfectly contemplate the milky way in its entirety, plus a countless number of stars and meteors. Tourism industry located a little less than 130 kilometers from the southern coast of England, Sark is the smallest of the four main islands of the channel and the last European territory to abolish feudalism.

The main source of income is tourism, but also some agricultural activities. The many tourists who visit Sark, especially in summer, you can choose between a wide range of accommodations, ranging from small hotels award-winning for its charm, to campsites or the typical bed and breakfast. Sark has no airport, so the only way to gain access to the island is by boat, either from Guernsey or Jersey. The first route, is more convenient though the island of Jersey airport has more flight connections. Source of the news: the paradise of the onlookers is in the channel