October is officially Hill Country Night Sky Month in Dripping Springs, TX. With urban sprawl creeping in from Austin and the east, and more people finding refuge in the hills of Dripping Springs, the importance of preserving darkness in our night skies is as important as ever. Across the world, artificial light at night is increasing and getting brighter, so why do the night skies need to be preserved?
In 2014, Dripping Springs was the first community in Texas to be designated as an International Dark Sky Community. The designation honors the dark skies of the City of Dripping Springs’s dedication to reducing light pollution. Since 2014, Dripping Springs has worked diligently to help local businesses and property owners follow the outdoor lighting ordinance and to provide information on the lighting standards for the community.
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