Namibia scores “starlight reserve” status
If stargazing is your thing and you’re up for an unforgettable adventure, make plans to head out to the NamibRand Nature Reserve in southern Africa for some of the world’s most dramatic views of the night sky.
With 600 square miles of reserve land and the closest community located sixty miles away, the International Dark-Sky Association has deemed this one of the darkest places on the planet, a precious status the staff preserves by making sure any necessary artificial lights are modified accordingly and visitors are able to enjoy spending the night under the splendor.
“Viewing the pristine night sky over the NamibRand is an unforgettable experience,” George Tucker, a retired physics professor who first identified the area as a candidate for reserve status, said in a statement.
No doubt, you’ll have enough stars to make a lifetime’s worth of wishes upon.
Full story at Space.com.
Exploring Africa.Posted by Kate Rinsema