Dark Sky Champions – Highlights from the 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

Dark Sky Champions – Highlights from the 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit Two sessions featuring guest panelists from across Utah The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative in collaboration with the National Parks Conservation Association helped to develop two “dark-sky-themed” sessions for Utah’s 2020 Outdoor Recreation Summit. Now that the Summit is over, we are thrilled to share…

It Takes a Community

University of Utah students engage community members in night sky advocacy in Helper, UT Guest: Sophie Bellina Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative Assistant Coordinator Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Helper has amazing night skies that need to be preserved. When I stepped out of the car by the cemetery I almost…

All Aboard the Star Train!

Guest: Mark Bassett Executive Director of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum & Operator of the Nevada Star Train Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Especially out west, every town has mountains. Every town has a fishing lake. Every town has bike paths… but Ely is very fortunate in that we have dark…

A Cultural Connectedness to the Night Sky

Guest: Daniel Bulletts Special Projects Director, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians Download a high quality pdf of this article here Paiutes have a saying “one person speaks, one person listens. Many people speak, many people listen.” So, in other words, one person can not do it alone and it will take many people to help…

Sedona’s Grandson: How Sedona Arizona got its name and other musings

By Larry Schnebly and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger Download a high quality pdf of this article here “I remember our youngest son getting out of the car one night after driving up to Sedona from Tucson, looking up, and asking, “What is that?”  It struck me then that he’d never really seen the Milky Way.” How…

Dark Skies Paonia

Aaron Watson, Director of Dark Skies Paonia Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Most people who live in and around Paonia are interested in preserving the rural character and quality of life that have existed for generations. City light pollution does not fit into the description of what they want their home…

Residents Pursue Astronomical Observatory for Kanab

Rich Csenge, President of Stellar Vista Observatory Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Up on the Colorado Plateau and away from major metropolitan areas in Utah and Arizona where light pollution makes viewing the stars quite challenging, the relative remoteness of Kanab is a great location for a public observatory.” – Lee…

Finding Peace Under Dark Skies

Andrew MillerDark Skies of the Wet Mountain ValleyBoard Member Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the exceptional quality of the natural dark skies of the Wet Mountain Valley in Custer County, Colorado, by assisting the community with individual preservation efforts and by educational programs supporting observation, appreciation…