The Campaign to Protect Rural England‘s Dark Skies division and the British Astronomical Association have partnered with National Astronomy Week 2014 to run Star Count 2014.
From the website:
By taking part in our Star Count you will be helping us to find out which part of the country has the darkest skies where the most stars can be seen. The results will help us highlight the problem of light pollution which is spoiling the natural beauty of the night sky.
Taking part is easy:
On a night between 26th February 2014 and 8th March 2014, using just your eyes count the number of stars you can see within the constellation of Orion and submit your results!
You don’t need a telescope or binoculars, and you could win a prize.
For full details, please see the Star Count 2014 website at: