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This is great news for astronomers in a North Yorkshire village.

Maybe it will encourage others to follow suit :think:
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Hi Vanessa. Yet another European city has joined the growing number of the dark skies movement. Thanks for finding and sharing this news link with us Vanessa and I wish that we could start doing something like this here in the US.
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Thank you Marshall.

Maybe all it takes is one small village to make an effort for the benefit of its community, and then spread on a larger scale to surrounding villages, then towns and so forth.

As the saying goes - "From little acorns mighty oaks grow."
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A definite step in the right direction. Kudos to those who were responsible for the decision.
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If you are interested in advocating the need for dark skies and how to achieve it, don't forget about all the resources on the International Dark-Sky Association website. Here's a link:
https://www.darksky.org/get-involved/
These are the guidelines I'm following in coercing my local community as they grapple with new zoning ordinances for new housing developments. The goal is to make all the new housing areas very dark-sky friendly. They like the idea and the fact that the website has the wording to use when developing those new ordinances. This way they don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Also, here is a great documentary (short) that describes what we are doing to our night sky globally. The producer/director often visited AF.net for background info for his film. You can watch it here:
search.php?keywords=murali
This is the introductory video I used when I went and spoke at one of the city council's monthly meetings.
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Thanks for sharing this Vanessa, it's a glimmer of hope in what is becoming an illuminated globe. You only have to look at the images from the ISS to see the scale of it. Climate change is well on it's way and pointless illumination is just making things a worse.
JayTee, the introductory video link doesn't work for me and I would love to see it.
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Here you go Pete.

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∞ AP Scopes: #1: TPO 6" f/9 RC #2: ES 102 f/7 APO #3: ES 80mm f/6 APO
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∞ Mounts: iOptron CEM70AG, SW EQ6, Celestron AVX, SLT & GT (Alt-Az), Meade DS2000
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