A Starry Night in Flint Hill

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The Rap­pa­han­nock League for En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion hosts the first-ever Rap­pa­han­nock Starry Nights Fes­ti­val next Fri­day, Sept. 30, at Cale­do­nia Farm in Flint Hill. The free event fea­tures pho­to­graphs by Joyce Har­man of the Milky Way over a se­ries of lo­cal pri­vate res­i­dences, a project funded in part by RAAC’s Clau­dia Mitchell Fund and sup­ported by RLEP, whose own Dark Skies Initiative is meant to pro­mote “our mis­sion of keep­ing Rap­pa­han­nock County nat­u­ral by en­cour­ag­ing cit­i­zens vol­un­tar­ily to re­duce their use of ar­ti­fi­cial light at night.” RLEP is also work­ing with Rap­pa­han­nock Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive to re­duce the cost to home­own­ers of down-shielded light­ing, which keeps the light on the ground and out of the night skies.

The event starts at 6 p.m. The sun sets at 7. The RLEP ad with lots more (in­clud­ing one of Joyce’s amaz­ing pho­tos) is on page A10.

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