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30 August 2019

Stars at Kingston

Norfolk Island Tourism has been successful in their Australian Dark Sky Register (ADSR) application and pleased to announce that Norfolk Island is now recognised as a Gold Level Dark Sky Town.

Norfolk Island proudly has little or no light pollution and boasts one of the darkest skies on Earth. Not only is this an environmental accolade, it is a unique selling point to attract a niche market of travellers.

Recognised Australian Dark Sky Sites are a Nationwide network of locations that provide great views of the night sky and which are accessible to everyone. They have been nominated by local groups, organisations, or towns as ideal Dark Sky sites to see the stars.
The list of Recognised locations allows people to actually be in a Dark Sky location and the best place to see the night sky for Astronomical Observations or Astrophotography. 

Recognised Australian 'Dark Sky Towns' will have little or no Light Pollution and a proven attempt to decrease current Light Pollution and evidence of a plan to control future Light Pollution in the township. The township will contain areas of suitable darkness for astronomy with public access and facilities. 

ADSR is a voluntary organisation founded in January 2015 with the aim to improve on and promote the preservation of the environment and the night sky through efforts by individuals, groups and communities to reduce light pollution caused by bad lighting practices.

Dark Sky Town Sign