UN-backed award recognizes N.S. dark sky preserve

In a world increasingly filled with light, access to the beauty of the night sky is increasingly important

The Starlight Foundation, headquartered at the Canaries Astrophysics Institute in Spain, has awarded Starlight reserve and tourist destination status to a nighttime sky preserve in southwestern Nova Scotia now known as Acadian Skies and Mi’kmaq Lands, said a news release.

It is one of only four places in the world to receive both a reserve and a destination designation, the release said.