The Dark Sky Program: Preserving the Night…Especially the Darkness

Dark Skies are really something to behold…and they are becoming rare all over the state and country.

It is nice to see that in at least a few parts of the country, in this case, Colorado, people are working to preserve the beauty of the night sky.

The Dark Sky Program

As reported in the New York Times, Westcliffe, Colorado has worked very hard to preserve the ability to wonder at the stars by instituting a strong program designed to eliminate light glare. The Dark Sky Program is one that every town can implement. The question is, why don’t we?

I have written on this topic before…and at the risk of beating a dead horse, it seems to me that this is a worthy fight to take on..and it shouldn’t even be much of a fight. Dark sky lighting has been around for years…it increases security by reducing glare, improves overall aesthetics and allows people to wonder at the beauty of the night sky.

If you are reading this blog, then I am challenging you to work in your community to get a dark sky ordinance moved forward. I am going to start in my town….

Read the full article:
Colorado Towns Work to Preserve a Diminishing Resource: Darkness
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