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McLean festivities to focus on importance of dark skies

The Fairfax County Park Authority is partnering with the McLean Citizens Association, Dark Sky Friends and the Analemma Society to host a celebration of the importance of dark skies. Participants can come to the historic house in Lewinsville Park in...

Letter: Great Falls should push ahead with dark-skies effort

Editor: I read with interest community concerns in Great Falls that controlling lighting to save the environment could interfere with their right to protect themselves . Absolutely lighting advocates and the police need to collaborate to educate residents how best...

In Great Falls, dark skies at night not everyone’s delight

Great Falls residents are of two camps when it comes to the dark-skies-preserve ordinance now being drafted by Fairfax County government officials. One group sees tougher lighting rules as a boon for astronomers, scientific education and public health. If approved, the...

Meeting to focus on protecting dark skies around Turner Farm Park

A “virtual” town-hall meeting on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. will inform local residents about regulations Fairfax County is considering to protect dark skies around the Turner Farm Park Observatory in Great Falls. Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville), the Great Falls...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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