Cosmic Ladders – Oh My! By Torney Van Acker How far away is the moon? How far is it to Saturn? How distant is any one star in the sky? How far is it to the nearest galaxy? How big is the universe? Not a problem. “Just use the cosmic distance ladder”...click to read more!
Dark Skies Certification awarded to Rappahannock County Park! Link to Dark Skies Press Release "The IDA established the International Dark Sky Places (DSP) conservation program in 2001 to recognize excellent stewardship of the night sky. Designations are based on the quality of the night skies, stringent outdoor lighting standards and innovative community outreach. Since the program began, more than 100 Dark Sky Parks, Reserves, Sanctuaries, Communities, and Dark Sky Friendly Developments have received International Dark Sky designations. Rappahannock County Park is the third county park in the U.S. to be awarded this honor. "