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The Ramon crater in the Negev declared an international «star sanctuary»

The international dark sky Association (International Dark-Sky Association, IDA) announced the volcano’s crater Ramon in Negev international reserve of the night sky. This was reported on the website of the Association.

The international dark sky Association was founded in USA in 1988. It is engaged in the fight against light pollution, which does not allow city dwellers to see the stars even in clear weather. The specialists of the organization are worried that because of advertising and illumination of the sky has lost not only the residents of cities and small towns.

In the IDA claim that light pollution also negatively affects the daily rhythms of a man who could cause various health problems.

The Association proposes to limit the use of night-time lighting household needs and security requirements. In many countries supported this initiative and even began to create «reserves».

The IDA website says that the recognition the organization has received 54 of the reserve and Park located on the territory of 15 countries. Conservation area Association, for example, declared the hottest and driest place in North America — the national Park «death Valley», the hortobágy national Park in Hungary, County Kerry in Ireland.

However, the crater of the volcano Ramon became the first «star sanctuary» in the middle East.

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The Ramon crater in the Negev declared an international «star sanctuary» 25.09.2017

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