Star Party Sites vs. Light Pollution in the United States

 Greetings all,                                                                                    5/23/05
   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
   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,
 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
  Keota, Colorado- Star Party Clear Sky Chart
 1/2 res.                    Click to See:

   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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