India’s First Dark Sky Reserve

At the end of 2022, India got its First Dark Sky Reserve in Hanle, Ladakh

About Dark Sky Reserve

  • Announced to be set up in : September, 2022
  • Set up by: Department of Science & Technology (DST)
  • It is located within Changthang Wildlife sanctuary.

What is a Dark Sky Reserve?

  • A Dark Sky reserve is an area usually surrounding a park or observatory that is kept free of artificial light pollution.
  • The purpose of a dark sky reserve is generally to promote astronomy.