Monday, September 15, 2014

Ottawa’s Natural Environment: Blinded by the Light

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Dark Sky Preserves open a door to the universe

Story by Katharine Fletcher; photos by Eric Fletcher

Above me, the night sky is velvety black. Against it, the pathway of our home galaxy – the Milky Way – courses across the heavens. As my eyes adjust, black silhouettes of the surrounding white pine forest appear, and once again I am humbled by nature’s beauty.

While contemplating dark skies, people can feel connected to our distant ancestors who, like us, gazed at the mystery of the heavens. From their wonderment would spring their culture’s superheroes, gods, and creation stories...

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My article is on p. 21

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