Count Abraham Count

Count Abraham Count

God took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars-if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord , and he credited it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:5-6)

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A meteor streaked above the town of Westcliffe, Colo., a dark-sky community, on Thursday. Credit Nick Cote for The New York Times

 

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Opinion unto righteousness / Timothy Williams / enumclaw.com

Sunday.14.August.2016 / Enumclaw Washington

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(nytimes.com)—

So for more than a decade, the two towns and a local dark-sky nonprofit have been dialing down the dimmer switch. They have replaced streetlights and passed rules requiring that outdoor lights point down. The group built a small observatory with star guides who tee up its telescope and take people on a tour of the night. They coax homeowners to hood their porch lamps or dim a bright light outside their house.

 “People out of ignorance go with whatever’s cheap or whatever’s brightest,” said Ed Stewart, a board member of the local dark-sky group. “You multiply that by 200, 300, and there goes the sky.”

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