Proposed mine risks light pollution glitch for Arizona astronomers

Monica and I visited the Mount Lemmon observatory near Tucson and light pollution was a big topic in the Qs-and-As session that evening. The proposal to dig a big open pit mine near the city poses a substantial risk for the kind of light pollution that badly diminishes the quality of night-sky viewing for astronomers. Typically, the chamber of commerce says full-speed-ahead, as this article illustrates.


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