State Senate Approves LaSata Dark Sky Resolution

A resolution from state Senator Kim LaSata formally recognizing July as Dark Sky Awareness Month has been approved by the Michigan Senate. LaSata says it’s to help increase awareness and educational opportunities surrounding dark sky preserves. Those are areas free of light pollution that allow for quality stargazing. LaSata says it’s important that “we support the continued success of our dark sky parks across the state, and to preserving access to viewing the wonders of our night sky so we can all keep looking up.” Michigan currently has eight dark sky preserves and two internationally designated dark sky parks. Among the state’s dark sky preserves is Cass County’s Dr. T.K. Lawless Park.