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  • There's a lot to love about living in a big, bright city.

    生活在明亮的大城市中有很多事物值得喜愛

  • People, culture, late-night food.

    人群、文化、宵夜美食

  • But there's something missing.

    但缺少了一些東西

  • It's there, but you can't see it.

    就在那,但你沒看見

  • The night sky.

    夜空

  • This is the story about a small town in Colorado.

    這是一個有關科羅拉多州小鎮的故事

  • Actually, two small towns in Colorado.

    事實上,是兩個科羅拉多州的小鎮

  • That are devoted to space.

    兩個致力於太空觀測的小鎮

  • Westcliffe has a population of 564 residents,

    韋斯特克利夫的人口數為 564 人

  • and Silver Cliff has a population of 575.

    銀崖則是 575 人

  • This used to be a mining community

    過去是個採礦的社區

  • and then it evolved into a railroad community,

    然後變成鐵路社區

  • and then into a ranching community.

    再後來變成牧場社區

  • We're always looking to do something

    我們總是想要做些什麼

  • that will bring people into our community,

    好吸引人潮到我們的社區來

  • and lately that seems to be we need to invest in our sky.

    近年來,我們似乎得投入在天空中才能如願

  • So they made light pollution their enemy.

    所以他們視光害為敵人

  • They darkened their towns so that the night sky

    他們降低小鎮中的光線

  • could become their star attraction.

    讓這裡的夜空得以成為吸引人的璀燦星空

  • Have you ever seen the Milky Way?

    你有看過銀河嗎?

  • That goes from horizon to horizon?

    從地平線的一端到另一端?

  • 88% of the world's population

    世界上 88% 的人

  • has never seen the Milky Way.

    從沒看過銀河

  • It's the most magnificent thing in the world.

    這是世界上最美妙的東西了

  • That's what we see here.

    也是我們在這裡看到的

  • But for the towns to go dark

    但為了讓小鎮變暗

  • they needed to cover all of their lights,

    他們需要遮蓋所有燈光

  • not just streetlamps,

    不只是路燈

  • but the lights outside every house and ranch near town.

    還有所有屋外以及鄰近農場的燈光

  • That wasn't easy.

    這不容易

  • This is a frontier town, and I can tell you,

    這是個離邊界很近的城鎮,而我可以告訴你

  • frontier people don't like being told what to do.

    邊境的居民不喜歡別人告訴他們該做什麼

  • We had to win their hearts and minds.

    我們必須獲得他們的心、獲得他們的信任

  • It took 10 years.

    這花了 10 年時間

  • They passed ordinances,

    他們通過了相關法令

  • raised money to cover the streetlights,

    集資來遮蓋街燈

  • and even build an observatory.

    甚至建造觀測台

  • And the darker the town became,

    而小鎮變得越暗

  • the more people saw the light.

    更多人就能望見星光

  • This year, the valley's dark sky was designated

    今年,這個山谷中的天空被指名為

  • as one of the darkest in the world,

    世界上最暗的夜空之一

  • drawing visitors from all over.

    吸引眾多觀光客前來朝聖

  • Okay.

    好了

  • Might need a six-pack though (chuckles).

    可能需要一位六塊腹肌壯丁 (咯咯笑)

  • Well I was really hopin' we'd be able to see Saturn by now.

    我真的很希望今天能看到土星

  • Yeah, me too.

    對,我也希望

  • That a community would decide to dim its lights

    一個社區決定減少他們的燈光

  • and help everyone to appreciate the beauty

    幫助所有人欣賞這個美麗的

  • of the night sky is an amazing thing.

    夜空,是件很棒的事

  • You come to a place like this

    你來到這樣一個地方

  • and the stars just, burst,

    那些星星,像煙火一般爆發,遍佈夜空

  • and it's remarkable.

    真的很棒

  • Not a lot of people are lucky enough to see the dark sky as our ancestors saw it,

    沒有多少人像我們的祖先一樣幸運,能看到這樣的夜空

  • and I feel that we're a very special place

    我覺得我們有個很特別的場所

  • to be able to look at the stars

    能夠看到這些星星

  • as people did thousands of years ago.

    如同千年以前的人們看到的

  • It's a humbling thing.

    這相當震撼人心

  • Suddenly you realize you can almost touch it

    突然你覺得你幾乎可以碰到它

  • and you're now a part of the bigger universe.

    你覺得自己現在是偉大宇宙的一部分

  • And so it's just a wonderful experience

    這是個非常美好的體驗

  • to see the dark skies.

    得以看見如此的夜空

  • That's what we're tryin' to preserve.

    這就是我們努力想維護的

There's a lot to love about living in a big, bright city.

生活在明亮的大城市中有很多事物值得喜愛

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這個小鎮擁抱黑暗以看見星光 (The Towns That Embraced Darkness to See Starlight)

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