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Starry, Starry Night . . . Oh Wait, That’s a Light Tower

Dark Skies Initiative, light pollution, LTR

Sponsored Content “The stars at night, are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap), deep in the heart of Texas.” Well, not all the time. But if some professors, astronomers, and oil and gas companies have their way, the stars will be as bright as fresh mountain snow. If anyone has ever driven out to the drilling fields of west ...

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Astronomers look to protect Earth’s dark skies

SPACE!

Rachael Gleason for Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas A West Texas astronomical observatory known for discovering the largest supermassive black hole is facing the threat of growing cities and increased oil and gas play lighting up the horizon. McDonald Observatory celebrates 75 years of research and public outreach this year with a $30 million upgrade to its Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Once completed in ...

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