For years people have looked up at the stars and pondered the wonders of the universe. Today, taking time to gaze at the stars helps slow you down from the hustle and bustle of life and experience the awe of the universe. In fact research from the University of California Irvine has found that the sense of awe makes people more altruistic. It can be hard to find a place to stargaze due to light pollution, however Yorkshire is home to a number of dark sky discovery sites. These are places where you can get away from light pollution and really see the night sky. Remember to wrap up warm (even on a warm day it can get cold at night) bring a blanket or beach towel to lie on and plenty of food. Other useful bits and bobs include a red torch so your eyes can stay adjusted to the dark (a red sweet wrapper can be used to cover a normal torch if you don't have one), a compass to help you find certain constellations, binoculars, star gazing app and guide (such as this one) and a camera. Other than that get ready to find your inner peace and let your imagination do the rest!