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#1 CounterWeight

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 12:17 PM

Reading the article, this is only the 14th such dark sky reserve IN THE WORLD.  (I'm just going by info the news article)Way to go all those who made it happen!  Way to go England!

 

Here is a link to the article.  LINK


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 01:50 PM

Good for them!

 

One of the best things about the designation of Dark Sky Preserve is that it makes people stop and consider the fact that dark skies (like other natural features of outstanding beauty) can actually have economic value.  Money (in the form of tourist dollars) definitely talks!


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:58 PM

Folks are trying to get one here in Oregon, but it's so far an uphill effort.  LINK  We have some very good upper desert dark sky areas, check the dark sky reference of your choice.  But... we also have pacific northwest weather so the 'when it's clear' caveat applies.




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