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    The U.S. may soon get its first-ever dark sky reserve for epic stargazing

    By Stacey Leasca
    September 20, 2017, 2:47:10 PM EDT

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    After the sun goes down, people across the globe can step out their doors, look up into the night sky, and see a few twinkling stars shining overhead.

    Sure, it may look sort of nice, but people have no idea what they’re missing thanks to the overwhelming light pollution permeating our night sky. However, a new effort by a group of dark sky lovers in Idaho is looking to change that and give us all our first real glimpse of what a star-filled sky should look like.

    The International Dark-Sky Association is working diligently in an attempt to have portions of Idaho designated as the United States' first ever “dark sky reserve” so stargazers have an unobstructed view of the heavens above.

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    "We know the night sky has inspired people for many thousands of years," John Barentine, program manager at the Tucson, Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association, told the News & Observer. "When they are in a space where they can see it, it's often a very profound experience."

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