Dark Skies

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Sunday 25th October 2009

There was a nice article in the Times yesterday, about Galloway Forest Park in Scotland. Apparently, it’s one of the darkest places in Europe. From the article:

Next month, the International Dark-Sky Association, based in Tucson, Arizona, will convene to ratify the report of its inspectors in Britain. Final tests, which begin tonight in the shrouded hills of Glen Trool, are almost certain to confirm a first batch of readings that registered parts of the vast and lonely forest at Bortle 2 on the international darkness scale.

Bortle 1 represents the darkest possible sky, only really possible in the middle of the ocean, or some similarly remote place!

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