The Starlight Foundation has created a certification system whereby those areas that have excellent sky quality and represent an example of protection and conservation are accredited.
They are scenarios that incorporate the observation of the sky as part of the natural, scenic, cultural or scientific heritage and encourage “Star Tourism”.
This certification system is supported by UNESCO, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
Starlight Certification allows, for the first time, the combination of science and tourism. For this purpose, it combines astronomy and the observation of the heavens as a tool for a new way of engaging in intelligent tourism.