Parks aim for dark sky designation

By | August 7, 2016

Anyone who has been to Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass on a clear moonless night can’t help becoming transfixed by the scenery overhead, where innumerable stars seem to spill forth from the smoky outlines of the Milky Way Galaxy’s Orion Arm.

It’s a view that is becoming increasingly rare, both in the United States and around the world. A study published earlier this year in the journal Science Advances concluded that one third of the Earth’s population now lives in places with enough light pollution to render the Milky Way indiscernible at night.

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