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Meeting illuminates new light regulations

July 28th, 2011


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


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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