The International Dark Sky Park In Texas That’s Absolutely Gleaming With Stars
When we think about West Texas, the first thing that comes to mind is the Milky Way. If you’ve been to Big Bend at night, you have a breathtaking image in your mind right now – billions of stars shining down on you; a brilliant band of nebular clouds and dust splitting them in half. It’s absolutely crucial that we preserve the ability to see the unadulterated night sky in remote places like these, which is exactly what the International Dark Sky Association does. Luckily for us, Big Bend Ranch State Park is the newest addition to its list of protected parks. Here’s what that means:
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Here is more information about the Dark Skies Program.
Have you ever been to Big Bend Ranch State Park at night? Is it as beautiful as pictures make it look? Where else in Texas can you see lots of stars at night?
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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