|Birchardville Observatory Site Always Under Development|
The maps below shows the amount of light in the sky over urban areas
in the United States. Click on the map to get a closeup!
The maps and applications above were provided by The International Dark Sky Association whose efforts are worthy of everyone's support.
Where Is Birchardville?
Out in the Country
We live 10 miles (as a crow flies) West of Montrose, Pennsylvania.
This is about 10 miles South of the border between New York and Pennsylvania, 20 miles from the Binghamton, New York area.
Latitude 41.8 North, Longitude 76.0 West.
Our skies are dark at night (;-)) except for the stars, planets, a galaxy or two (well, OK, one), and occasionally the Moon, auroras, and meteors.
The International Dark-Sky Association site includes this map showing the glow of the sky. Incredibly, we have "magnitude 6" skies, but are only a few hours from all sorts of city things.
Why does the dark sky business matter? We enjoy studying the night skies.
We're "centrally located" about 6 hours by car from Washington DC, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and Cleveland. Hey, wanna go somewhere?
More to come later.