dark skies

NASA/Bill Dunford

There is a shower in tonight’s forecast—not of rain or snow, but shooting stars. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Bob Wick, BLM

Electronic billboards are restricted in most of Arizona to protect dark skies for astronomers. Now lawmakers have lifted the ban in a region of Mohave County. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Michael McNamara/Arizona Republic

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that allows electronic billboards to be erected in some areas of Mohave County where they are now banned to protect the state's astronomy industry.

http://www.flagstaffdarkskies.org

The Arizona Senate has approved a proposal allowing electronic billboards in some areas of Mohave County where they are now banned to protect the region's astronomy industry.

Dan and Cindy Duriscoe, FDSC, Lowell Obs., USNO

The National Park Service says Flagstaff is seeing the benefit of the city's decades-long commitment to dark-sky friendly practices in the form of satellite images showing far less light pollution than a comparable-sized city.

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