Dark skies are important

We congratulate Enchanted Rock State Natural Area for receiving its Dark Sky Park designation by the International Dark Sky Association. It is an achievement that bears recognition, and we hope it spurs continued interest for municipal efforts.

Dark sky programs are important in that they keep our nights starry, but more than that, they save money through efficiency and lower costs. And when lights are pointed properly, they light better as less light is pointed skyward.

On a macro level, dark skies help us continue to dream and explore and realize we still are pioneers on the space frontier.

Congratulations to ERSNA and all who helped with the application. Dark skies are an important issue for us all.

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