The UM President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has published its committee reports. The Building Standards Report includes an Appendix K on dark skies.
NSF’s NOIRLab and the American Astronomical Society hosted the SATCON1 workshop in July to study the detrimental effects of satellite constellations on astronomical observations. The SATCON1 Press Release and Report with recommendations on mitigation are now available on-line. UM’s Pat Seitzer was a section leader.
MLive has a wonderful summary of 12 Michigan dark-sky spots: Headlands, T. K. Lawless, Beaver Island, Lake Hudson, Negwegon, Port Crescent, Rockport, Thompson’s Harbor, Wilderness, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks, and Isle Royale.
The Marquette Astronomical Society’s initiative to designate part of Presque Isle as a Dark Sky Park has stalled: