Star Party Sites vs. Light Pollution in the United States

Greetings all,
  Since taking the GIS programs at the FRCC and CSU, I thought some
of you might be interested in the first project. Since it shows star party
sites around the Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington,
and the East Coast centered on Washington D.C.  So click on this link and
the next four images for those maps.

    The first map is an Albers projection of the United States, a template
that comes with ArcGIS 9. It is overlaid on a light pollution map and
"georeferenced" or orthorectified. Little green " + " are the sites themselves.
Each one (that I can find) will have 'contact' information and indicate whether
or not there is a  Dark Sky Clocks (3721) for that site.
Think Cosmic,                                                     5/23/05
Tom T
It only takes one, Ask Any Dinosaur
New Moon Weekend Star Parties @ South Keota.
On Hwy. 14, about 13 miles East of Briggsdale, CO
Turn North/left at CR 103 (MM189) look for NFS sign "Pawnee Buttes"
Then 3 miles North on improved gravel to CR 96  (see sign)
Turn East/right 1/2 mile on two lane track.     Watch out for cactus!
GPS Coordinates: 40* 41' 2" N 104* 4' 34" W , 40.683889 N 104.076111 W
N. Colorado Astronomical Society Webpage

1/4 resolution       Click on this map to see Colorado Roads related to SP & LP

In an effort to fight Light Pollution, improve the Night Sky and Human Health, I've started a set
of anti-Llight Pollution pages. Click on this image to go there.          Shield those lights, folks!!

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