Safeguards for night skies contemplated in Bandera

  • July 27, 2017
  • News

The beauty of the region’s nighttime skies was the featured attraction of a presentation sponsored by Bandera City Councilwoman Rebeca Gibson last week in preparation for the development of controls designed to keep light pollution from possibly taking that celestial treasure away.

Gibson pulled together about 15 representatives of governing bodies and civic organizations to hear a presentation about the importance of preserving the night skies on Thursday, July 20, by the program manager for the Hill Country Alliance, Cliff Kaplan.

 The session was capped by a Star Party allowing those in attendance to appreciate what the moonless, nighttime sky had on display above the grounds of the old Silver Spur Dance Hall and to see some of the planets and stars up close through telescopes set up by members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association… Read more from the Bandera Bulletin