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Dark Sky Award Areas...You Got One Near You?

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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 07:16 PM

In a short while I am going wild camping in the Dumfries And Galloway Forest Park.

The UK’s First Dark Sky Park
Forestry Commission Scotland has established part of Galloway Forest Park as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Announced on 16th November 2009 in the International Year of Astronomy, it is a massive achievement for the UK and the south West of Scotland.

Theres a small group of us going to camp out and do some stargazing

and some beer drinking

So now my question, is there a dark sky awarded area near you?

Have you ever been?

I am really excited to have a night just looking at the sky with friends, feels like it has been years, if the kids lucky she can come too.
These images are from google, though they were taken at Galloway Forest Park.
edit on 25-2-2014 by michael1888 because: ETA

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 07:40 PM

some dark sky areas in the U.S

and U.K

thats some amount of light bulbs.
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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:31 PM
Sounds like a plan. Those pics look exactly like the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota. 1,000,000 acres of nothing but lakes and wilderness. It's amazing what you can see when so far away from the lights.

posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 11:08 PM
Come to Australia. We're ALL ABOUT dark sky here

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