India’s 1st Night Sky Sanctuary in Ladakh Will be Ready in a Month

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is establishing India’s first-ever Night Sky Sanctuary in Ladakh. After meeting Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur on Friday, the Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh said this sanctuary will be ready in over a month’s time.

In September this year when the Union minister had announced that the Dark Sky Reserve in Ladakh will be completed within 3 months.

The proposed Night Sky Sanctuary is being established at Hanle of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary.

This unique facility to watch the night sky devoid of any kind of light pollution will boost Astro tourism in India. It will be one of the world’s highest-located sites for skywatchers to use their optical, infrared, and gamma-ray telescopes.

It will attract tourists from all over the world to this Himalayan territory. At this sanctuary, visitors will get the chance to watch the sky in its full glory of stars and planets in the night from a height of about 15,000 feet. The view would be too clear as this region lacks air pollution and atmospheric moisture.

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