EDMONTON — A town just north of Edmonton hopes staying in the dark will light the way to a more prosperous future.
“There are currently no International Dark Sky Communities designated in Canada,” says Patrick Earl, Economic Development Manager with the town. “Dark sky preserves, like Elk Island and Jasper National Park, are designations by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and are national designations.”
The idea is that reducing the amount of light at night will allow the eye to see more stars and planets in the sky. Earl says Bon Accord is close enough to Edmonton for a day trip, but far enough away to avoid the city’s light pollution.
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