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The following cities have the highest metropolitan area concentration of astronomical and radio observatories and related uses in the world. A minimum of three (3) such facilities was required for inclusion in the list. As can be seen from the … Continue reading
Begun in 2003, International Dark Sky Week celebrates the awesome glory of the night sky while also informing the public of threats from sky glow, glare, and other forms of light pollution. In 2015, International Dark Sky Week takes place from April … Continue reading
Kathy and I saw Interstellar last night. This science-fiction epic is so good that a description cannot and should not be compartmentalized into a blog post. The cast, including a surprise un-billed guest appearance, were superb, the visual images were … Continue reading
Spoiler alert- if you don’t want to know the answers to “can you guess the city,” please do not read any further. The list of correct answers provided below will be updated regularly so you can check your answers as … Continue reading
This next one (actually two) I think will be tough. Below is a satellite image of two major cities that are located in close geographic proximity to one another. Because the names of the cities were in the URL, clicking on … Continue reading
Taking place the week of April 5-11, 2013, International Dark-Sky Week is meant to “highlight” the problems arising from light pollution and its negative impacts on the night sky, ourselves, and the environment. According to the press release from the … Continue reading
The International Dark-Sky Association has announced the designation of two more International Dark-Sky places this week. The two new sites are: Death Valley National Park in California (now largest of all the dark-sky parks). Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales – designated … Continue reading
Here is an amazing series of videos from ABC of the meteor that struck central Russia earlier today. While many hundreds were injured, thus far thank goodness it appears none of the injuries are life-threatening.
One of the buzz terms of planning and economic development in recent years has been “aerotropolis” or cities developed and/or centered around airports. As air travel, overnight delivery, and air freight have become increasingly important, the role of airports has grown … Continue reading