Fredericksburg earns ‘dark sky’ designation

After review by the International Dark-Sky Association Board, the City of Fredericksburg’s application to become an International Dark Sky Community was unanimously endorsed.

“The IDA works to protect the night skies for present and future generations by requiring applicants to follow a rigorous application process to demonstrate robust community support for dark sky protection and document designation-specific program for requirements,” said Fredericksburg City Manager Kent Myers.

An IDA International Dark Sky Community is a town, city, municipality or other legally organized community that has shown dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of an outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies.

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