Switch-off for stargazers in Somerset
The town of Dulverton in Somerset has plunged itself into utter darkness as part of an astronomy event designed to highlight the effects of light pollution.
All the residents and the local authority switched off their lights to give stargazers the best view of the skies, but many were left disappointed as they found cloud cover obscuring the view.
The event is part of the BBC series Stargazing Live.
Jon Kay reports
19 Jan 2012