Monday, February 09, 2009

New Zealand town is in the dark — and proud of it - Yahoo! News

"A group of 25 are huddled at midnight on a bare New Zealand hilltop, their faces numbed by an icy wind as they gaze up at the Milky Way.

'It's awesome, I mean it's like beyond words,' says Simon Venvoort, 46, a management consultant from Amsterdam. 'You see so much you aren't aware of.'

'You know that two generations now are growing up not being aware that all this is out there because ... half of the world is light-polluted.'"

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