Ladakh’s Night Sky Sanctuary
According to Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, India’s first-ever “Night Sky Sanctuary” will be established in Ladakh, the projected Dark Sky Reserve will be finished in Hanle, Ladakh, within three months; it will enhance Astrotourism in India.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has undertaken to establish India’s first-ever “Night Sky Sanctuary” in Ladakh, which will be finished within the next three months.
The proposed Dark Sky Reserve will be located in Ladakh near Hanle as part of the Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary. the world’s best optical, infrared, and gamma-ray telescope locations.
The Union Minister stated that a tripartite MoU was recently signed between the UT government, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh, and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) for the establishment of the Dark Space Reserve.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that all the stakeholders will jointly work towards the preservation of the night sky from unwanted light pollution and Illumina.