If you remember, back in November Eric and I went on one of our Flagstaff trips. In my recap I said:
Then we went to the Lowell Observatory. Not only is on top of a mountain kind of far from the city, but the city has laws against how bright lights can be so that the astronomers don’t have ‘light pollution’ problems. So.. when we got out of the car we almost passed out because we could see SO many stars – EVEN THE MILKY WAY!!! It was absolutely amazing, I wanted to cry…
Well, yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the first light ordinance ever enacted, which was in Flagstaff, AZ (they have a ‘dark city’ so the scientists can study the stars). This picture was taken by the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff two weeks ago (of Flagstaff, obviously) and posted on Astronomy Picture of the Day
CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO GO TO SEE A MUCH BIGGER VERSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. The space ship looking thing is a cloud, over a mountain 🙂