View Full Version : Natural Bridges Monument/Park

2007-Apr-13, 07:48 PM
Eh, this kinda fits into a couple of the BAUT sections, but since I pretty much live here in the OTB area I'll post it here.

Natural Bridges named the world's first international dark-sky park (http://www.nps.gov/nabr/parknews/news040507.htm)

“It’s the only Bortle class 2 sky they’ve documented,” said Chris Luginbuhl of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., and a board member of the International Dark-Sky Association. “In plain English that means it’s the darkest or starriest sky they’ve seen while doing these reviews. The Bortle system is a 10-level scale with one and two being the darkest skies and 10 having the most light pollution.”

Sounds like an amazing place to visit. And even though I'm more interested in the physics end of astronomy and not really one for star-gazing on more than a "gee, look how magnificent the stars are" level, I applaud thier efforts to not only maintain thier sky quality, but to make it even better.