Documenting the Universe

Documenting the Universe A Photographer’s Perspective on Protecting Dark Skies Guest: Landon Hale Download a high quality pdf version of this article here Why do you like shooting night skies? Shooting night skies is a special experience because it allows me to capture the brilliance of the universe in a photograph and bring forth a…

Policy Matters. Advocacy Works.

Policy Matters. Advocacy Works. Guest: Cassidy Jones Outreach and Engagement Manager | Southwest Region | National Parks Conservation Association Download a high quality pdf of the article here “Policy matters. Advocacy works. We must use our voices to speak loudly together for continued dark sky protection in Utah and beyond. I encourage anyone who loves…

Supporting Public Lands Across the Colorado Plateau

The Peaks, Plateaus and Canyons Association Guest: Sue Husch, PPCA Administrator Download a high quality pdf of the article here If you’ve visited a National Park, National Monument, BLM or Forest Service visitor center or book store on public lands, chances are you’ve met a “Cooperating Association” – a nonprofit partner of a public land…

Show me the data: lighting inventory innovations

Show me the data: lighting inventory innovations Guest: Bryan Boulanger Professor of Environmental Engineering, Ohio Northern University Download a high quality pdf of the article here “We went from being able to identify, locate, and characterize 100 or so fixtures per day using multiple teams of people, to providing information on more than 300 fixtures…

Introducing: The Western Night Skies Council

Introducing: The Western Night Skies Council Guest: Aubrey Larsen, Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative Download a high quality pdf of the article here Dark sky preservation is inherently a regional issue. One municipality or park can make a significant difference, but efforts to minimize light pollution will be far more effective if regionalism is recognized…

A high-tech town strives to shine less brightly

A high-tech town strives to shine less brightly Guest: Galen Gisler, Jemez Mountains Night Sky Consortium Download a high quality pdf of the article here A Return to Pristine Beauty Los Alamos is a small town of some 20,000 residents in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. The town is well known for being…

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…

Introducing: Dark Sky Studies at the University of Utah

Introducing: Dark Sky Studies at the University of Utah Guests:Ian Van Der Merwe and Sophie Bellina – DSS Minor StudentsStacy Harwood – Chair, City & Metropolitan Planning Department Download a high quality pdf of the article here The University of Utah is home to a unique transdisciplinary academic program – the newly developed Dark Sky Studies…

Part of the Solution – IDA Colorado

Part of the Solution – IDA Colorado Guest: Ryan Parker, IDA Colorado Chapter Chair In our first ever “video spotlight” we’re excited to introduce Ryan Parker, IDA Colorado Chapter Chair. In this brief interview Ryan talks about what being a steward of the night means to him, why Mr. Roger’s is one of his heroes, and…

Birds Need Darkness Too

Birds Need Darkness Too Guest: Cooper Farr Director of ConservationTracy Aviary Download a high quality pdf of the article here Picture a Western Tanager – a bright and colorful male tanager with a tropical yellow belly and bright red face. He’s making the long journey from his wintering grounds in Mexico to where he spends…