Sierra la Rana Star Party
April 24, 2009 @ 12:00 am EDT
Sierra la Rana Star Party. Our mission is to preserve the Dark Skies for the residents of Sierra la Rana, the McDonald Observatory and the Big Bend Region today and for future generations. We are adopting lighting restrictions to preserve, protect, and enhance the nighttime use and enjoyment of any and all property at Sierra la Rana; reduce problems created by improperly designed and installed outdoor lighting; and minimize adverse effects on residents, vehicle operators and pedestrians, the natural environment, and astronomical observations; To encourage “good neighbor” lighting practices and systems that attempt to minimize light trespass and glare from shining onto abutting properties or into street traffic.
The Sierra la Astronomy Village is a designated area of the property with Astronomy Specific Deed Restrictions and Light Pollution Controls to maintain the observational quality of the Astronomy Village.
This will be our first Star Party. We look forward to your comments and input as to how often we sponsor Star Parties.