After taking almost a three year process to achieve certification, the Grand Canyon National Park has achieved a rare status as being “dark-sky compliant”. Within the next two years the park will use night-sky friendly lighting in 90% of it’s lighting.
The dark sky friendly lighting minimizes light trespass into the night skies by reducing glare and sky glow. Not only does the reduction improve stargazing, it also has a positive impact on human health, wildlife and climate change.
The International Dark Sky Places programs was first founded in 2001 and it’s mandate is to encourage communities to protect dark sites through responsible lighting policies.
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