Stewart Island named Dark Sky Sanctuary

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New Zealand’s Stewart Island has been named as the world’s fifth ‘Dark Sky Sanctuary’.

A Dark Sky Sanctuary is an area of “public or private land that has an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is protected for its scientific, natural, or educational value, its cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment”.

The association has described Stewart Island’s pristine night skies as a rare treasure.Great Barrier Island is the only other Dark Sky Sanctuary in New Zealand.

The Stewart Island sanctuary is different from any other International Dark Sky Reserve because it is so remote. This means there are few threats to the quality of its dark night skies.

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