20 November 2007

You Can See Stars from Tuscon

A great article about the city of Tuscon, and how they have regained the night sky.

With a metro area of over 900,000 people, can you believe that the night sky is still visible? The city laws, which restrict the types of light allowed, were written because of local observatories, however I like this quote:
Astronomers, however, are the first to say that a dark sky is about more than scientific research.

"Just like seeing a redwood or a beautiful landscape in Yosemite or Grand Canyon, a starry sky can be an inspiring thing," says astronomer Luginbuhl. "Whoever thinks we preserve the Grand Canyon so geologists can do research?"

UPDATE: I just found a good cobra-head LED light fixture at www.ledtronics.com

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