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Star Parks Shine in the Appalachian Region

In July, Staunton River State Park in Scottsburg, Va., became the fourth park in central and southern Appalachia to receive an International Dark Sky Park designation — a marker of a prime destination for stargazing.

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Stars Twinkle in Calhoun County

In West Virginia’s rural Calhoun County, which boasts some of the darkest skies across the eastern United States, a proposed starpark will allow professional and amateur astronomers to study the night sky with minimal light pollution.

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