Satellite Light Pollution

Satellite Light Pollution: Is The Sky Really Falling? John Barentine, PH. D, Principal Consultant at Dark Sky Consulting, LLC Download a high quality pdf version of this article here When you hear the words “light pollution”, what do they mean to you? Those words may evoke the washed-out night skies in and near cities that…

Announcing a New Home for the Dark Sky Cooperatives

Announcing a New Home for the Dark Sky Cooperatives The Institute of Outdoor Recreation & Tourism at USU becomes new home to the Western Dark Sky Cooperatives Read the full announcement here Exciting New Beginnings in 2022! We have some exciting news! The Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperatives will be working with…

The Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network

The Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network Allen Calvert, Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network Program Manager Download a high quality pdf version of this article here This article was originally published in July 2020 by the BRDSC The National Park Service created the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Division 20 years ago to inventory natural…

Why NEPA matters and what does it have to do with the night sky?

Why NEPA matters and what does it have to do with the night sky? Gina Pearson, US DOI National Park Service Environmental Protection Specialist, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division Download a high quality pdf version of this article here The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1969 requiring federal decision makers to…

A Career Observing Nature

A Career Observing Nature Dan Duriscoe, Retired US DOI National Park Service Physical Scientist and current Senior Scientist at Night Sky Metrics LLC Download a high quality pdf version of this article here Studying the Details of the Natural Landscape and Night Sky Astronomy has been a part of my life since I can remember….