Starry Night: Waterton-Glacier closes in on landmark dark sky status

By | March 4, 2016

Stars streak the night skies in this long exposure of Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park last November. Photo from the Hungry Horse News

The Hungry Horse News reports that Waterton-Glacier is now on the cusp of becoming an International Dark Sky Park, as recognized by the International Dark Sky Association. Waterton-Glacier is unique in that it will be the first of 30 Dark Sky Parks in the world to cross an international border. The effort started about five years ago when Dave Ingram, astronomer and the Dark Skies Northwest representative, along with other local astronomers, began the initial inventory of Glacier’s artificial outdoor lights. Read the full story here.

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