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…

Light, Planning, and Biophilia

Nick A. Kiahtipes, Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative Assistant Coordinator Download a high quality pdf of this article here “To explore and affiliate with life is a deep and complicated process in mental development. To an extent still undervalued in philosophy and religion, our existence depends on this propensity, our spirit is woven from it…

13th annual Amazing Earthfest in Kanab to host five Moon and Star Parties May 11 – 17, 2019!

Rich Csenge President and Founding DirectorSouthern Utah’s Amazing Earthfest Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Kanab’s Earthfest enables people to experience, appreciate and connect with Mother Earth, enjoy high caliber creative and performing arts, outdoor learning, discovery and adventure, and build informed connections to their public land through direct experience of its…

IDA Chapters & Networking

Bettymaya FoottDirector of EngagementInternational Dark Sky Association Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Our goals are to advocate for the protection of the night sky, educate the public and policymakers about night sky conservation, promote environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and empower the public with the tools and resources to help bring back…

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…

Destination: Dark Skies

Flint Timmins, Destination Development Specialist, Utah Office of Tourism Read the full article below or click here for the original pdf “Without a plan in place, it is difficult for communities to preserve their amenities and achieve their desired future. The lack of tourism and dark skies planning can easily lead to light pollution, overcrowding, and ultimately…

Our Ancient Ties to the Night Sky

Crystal WhiteSpecial Projects Coordinator, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks Download a high quality pdf of this article by clicking here “I grew up looking at a dark night sky. I cannot imagine living on this Earth without a view of the night sky. I want to do everything I can to make sure that…

The Cedar Breaks National Monument Master Astronomer Program

Zach SchierlFormer Education Specialist & Dark Skies CoordinatorCedar Breaks National Monument, Utah To access a high quality pdf of this article click here. “We recognized that in order to secure the best possible future for our night skies, we would need to take our dark sky message directly to the communities whose decisions about lighting…

Breaking Cultural Barriers and Building Cultural Bridges in Dark Skies Protection

To access a high quality pdf of this article click here. Amy OliverNASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador “When it comes to dark skies protection there are several requirements for success: to simultaneously break the cultural barrier—fascination with and attachment to the “bright lights, big city” way of thinking—and build cultural bridges—help individuals to reconnect, or connect…