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Bring on the night, say National Park visitors in new study

6 September 2015 Astronomy Now

Natural wonders like tumbling waterfalls, jutting rock faces and banks of wildflowers have long drawn visitors to national parks and inspired efforts to protect their beauty. According to an American study published 4 September in Park Science, visitors also value and seek to protect a different kind of threatened natural resource in the parks: dark nighttime skies.