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…

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…

The Importance of Cultural Astronomy

Guest: Kate Magargal Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Utah Anthropology Department Download a high quality pdf of this article here Cultural astronomy, through the exploration of archaeology and traditional knowledge, offers an avenue for exploring the broad scope of ideas, discoveries, and inspirations the night has informed over the course of human history…

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…

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…