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Julian Named California’s Second Dark Sky Community

Geminid meteors in the skies above Julian are pictured in this undated photo.

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Above: Geminid meteors in the skies above Julian are pictured in this undated photo.

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Julian Named California's Second Dark Sky Community

Aired: May 20, 2021 | Transcript

The town of Julian was recently named an official "Dark Sky community," just the second one in California after Borrego Springs.

After a lengthy preparation, including enacting new outdoor lighting ordinances, Julian received the designation from the International Dark Sky Association. Now, in addition to Julian’s traditional rustic charm, visitors can gaze at a new, clearer vision of the heavens.

Lisa Will, physics and astronomy professor at San Diego City College and resident astronomer at the Fleet Science Center, joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss what we can see in the skies of Julian that we can't see from more urban areas.

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