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Meeting illuminates new light regulations

July 28th, 2011

By BENJAMIN WERMUND

FORT DAVIS – Far West Texans are preparing for a “one-of-a-kind” state law aiming to protect the region’s “one-of-a-kind skies.”

At a meeting Monday at Indian Lodge near Fort Davis, about 30 people gathered to learn more about potential changes coming to the area, stemming from a new law requiring counties and communities, any …

New law aims to keep lights low in Far West Texas

New law aims to keep lights low in Far West Texas

July 7th, 2011

By BENJAMIN WERMUND

FAR WEST TEXAS – At night, McDonald Observatory is one of the darkest places in America.

Far-away cities create domes of light on the horizon — the only interruptions to the continuous blackness, aside from the stars and moon.

It’s like that for a reason. Astronomers need a dark sky to better observe the cosmos.

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