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Centre launched to curb satellite disruption of ground astronomy

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International Astronomical Union launches centre “for the protection of the dark and quiet sky”

A new international centre has launched with the aim of reducing the disruption to ground-based astronomy caused by the growing number of satellites orbiting the Earth.

The International Astronomical Union’s Centre for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference launched on 10 June. It is co-hosted by the United States National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab for ground-based astronomy and the international Square Kilometre Array Observatory.

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