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Dark sky tourism and sustainable development in Namibia

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Hannah Dalgleish, Getachew Mengistie, Michael Backes, Garret Cotter, Eli Kasai

Namibia is world-renowned for its incredibly dark skies by the astronomy community, and yet, the country is not well recognised as a dark sky destination by tourists and travellers. Forged by a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Namibia, together we are using astronomy as a means for capacity-building and sustainable socio-economic growth via educating tour guides and promoting dark sky tourism to relevant stakeholders.

Comments: Accepted in IAUS367 Proceedings; 2 pages, 1 figure

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:2102.07088 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2102.07088v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Hannah Dalgleish

[v1] Sun, 14 Feb 2021 07:18:29 UTC (378 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.07088

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