Dark Sky: Assessing the Feasibility of Bar Harbor Becoming an International Dark Sky Community Public
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The purpose of this project was for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) 2017 Dark Sky team to assess the feasibility of the town of Bar Harbor applying for an International Dark Sky Community (IDSC) status. The team found it is possible for Bar Harbor to become an IDSC in future years. Recognition from the IDA will be mutually beneficial for the team’s sponsor Acadia National Park and the town itself. Bar Harbor already meets approximately 46% of the IDSC guidelines. The biggest factors that need to be changed, are the town’s lighting ordinances and implementation of fully shielded compliant street lights.
- This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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