Two Towns Embraced Darkness in Order to Offer Remarkable Views of Starlight
Have you ever seen the Milky Way, stretching from horizon to horizon? 88% of people haven’t! The people of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, two small towns in Colorado, spent years creating “dark” towns so that people could see the night sky better. Storefronts and street lights are all kept dim or off, year-round. Now, their skies are among the darkest on the planet and stargazers flock there to take in the stunning celestial views.