Recommended Lighting Practices

The recommended lighting practices located below are the result of a collaborative effort between the members of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA), headquartered in Midland, Texas, and The University of Texas McDonald Observatory, located in Ft. Davis, Texas. The PBPA strongly supports the McDonald Observatory and the endeavors it strives to accomplish. Knowing that dark skies are vital to those endeavors, the PBPA and the McDonald Observatory offer the included recommendations to accomplish just that. These recommendations are targeted at operations in the Texas Counties of Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, and Reeves.


CLICK HERE: PBPA Recommended Lighting Practices 2017


From all of us at the PBPA, the McDonald Observatory, and in particular from the members of the Dark Skies Initiative, thank you for following these recommendations, and for helping to keep the skies of West Texas dark!