See the stars at Cedar Breaks, Utah’s newest dark-sky park

From the rim of Cedar Breaks National Monument on clear, moon-less nights, around 5,000 stars can be seen above this deep-red geological amphitheater. On a recent tour, Dave Sorensen, one of the park’s “dark rangers,” described how the forces of erosion have hollowed out the iron-rich sediments left by Lake Claron. “Since the lake has…

Night Sky Restoration in Page, AZ

Page, Arizona is a city on the Colorado Plateau  that is in close proximity to several outdoor recreation areas, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Kodachrome Basin State Park. Astronomers have been looking into the possibility of restoring the night sky in Page, through decreasing light pollution from the city, which…

White Sands Monument Night Sky Time Lapse

Click here to watch a night sky time lapse at White Sands Monument. This video premiered on BBC Earth, and was filmed as part of SKYGLOW, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution, in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project…