Re: Astronomy Interest?
From: Mac Thomson (
Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 11:19:35 -0700 (PDT)

We have amazing night skies here at Heartwood. We live in southwest Colorado at 
7000’ in the high desert / mountain dry air. We have some folks who are into 
astronomy, but it’s not really a community mission, per se. We do keep 
artificial night lighting to a minimum.

I think we’ve got a few night ski photos on our website:


Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado

"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life."
        - William Osler

> On May 21, 2020, at 5:37 PM, David Oesper via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] 
>> wrote:
> Do any of you currently live in a rural cohousing community?  If so, I would 
> like to hear from you, either on or off list.  Is astronomy an interest in 
> your community?  Do you have a good view of the night sky?  Do you use 
> astronomy-friendly lighting, or no dusk-to-dawn lighting at all?
> I am a lifelong amateur astronomer with a passion for the night sky and 
> sharing it with others.  I am near enough to retirement that I recently was 
> able to cut back to 3/4 time at work so I can devote 1/4+ time to developing 
> an astronomy-friendly cohousing/intentional community.  I’ve been developing 
> this concept for years, but finally am able to devote a significant amount of 
> time to the project.  I would welcome your input.
> If you are not presently living in a rural cohousing community, but might be 
> interested in one someday and have an astronomy interest, I’d love to hear 
> from you!
> Clear, dark, and starry skies,
> David Oesper
> Mirador Astronomy Village project coordinator
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