Author: patrick

Palm Beach Headland of Sydney’s Northern Beaches recently made history by becoming the first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP) in the Southern Hemisphere, as awarded by the Arizona-based Dark Sky International. This recognition marks the 10th urban area worldwide to receive this prestigious title. The proposal to recognise the 62-hectare headlands as a city-based stargazing location was initiated in 2018 to the Northern Beaches Council by the local and Dark Sky traveller, Marnie Ogg. To achieve this recognition, potential locations must pass strict qualifications. Palm Beach Headland demonstrated that the area is on par with the stargazing standards and that…

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