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Keep the skies dark in New Zealand

3 years agoTechnology : KnowIT

The Mackenzie Basin is already an area where light is controlled to help the telescopes at Mt John do their work. But with any luck the area will be declared a Starlight Reserve where the skies are kept particularly dark.
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