Zone with a heav­enly view of the night sky

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

Ngari pre­fec­ture is seek­ing in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion from as­tronomers for a plateau that gives an un­ob­structed view of the night sky. Ngari’s tourist bureau told Xin­hua News Agency on Thurs­day that it has ap­plied to join the In­ter­na­tional Dark-Sky As­so­ci­a­tion, which cam­paigns against light pol­lu­tion. This would en­able the bureau to build a con­ser­va­tion zone in line with in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. If the ap­pli­ca­tion is suc­cess­ful, the 2,500-square-kilo­me­ter area will be­come the first such park in Asia, said Wang Xiao­hua of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s China branch.

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