Idaho hopes to bring stargazers to first US dark sky reserve – News-Sentinel.com

A new “Dark Sky” are may soon be here. These are really cool for astrophotographers and tourists in general who really want to see a true “night sky”.

Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.

The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state’s sparsely populated region that contains night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way.

“We know the night sky has inspired people for many thousands of years,” said John Barentine, program manager at the Tucson, Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association. “When they are in a space where they can see it, it’s often a very profound experience.”

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