Embracing the Night

by Kelly Bastone Originally posted on Mountain Magazine Communities across the Colorado Plateau are determined to preserve one of America’s last patches of uncorrupted darkness. AS A KID, BETTYMAYA FOOTT’S FAVORITE BED WAS HER BACKYARD TRAMPOLINE. LYING THERE, HER DROWSY EYELIDS WOULD FLUTTER OPEN TO SEE THE STARS AND THE UNPOLLUTED DARKNESS ABOVE MOAB, UTAH. “THAT…

Utah Leads The World With Nine International Dark Sky Parks

Originally published on the IDA website Featured Image: The Milky Way arches across the sky as seen from Antelope Island State Park. Photo by Dan Ransom. Antelope Island State Park in Utah, U.S., has officially been awarded the title of International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the ninth such designation for Utah, more than…

SLC Lighting Jane Jacobs Walk April 25

We have all heard of air and water pollution, but did you know that there is such a thing as ‘light pollution’? Join us and learn about Salt Lake City’s light pollution, the efforts being made to protect our dark skies, and what you can do to help! Link to event on Jane Jacobs Walk…

FOX13 – Stargazing Hot Spots in Utah

  With Cedar Breaks National Monument just being granted International Dark Sky Park designation, an honor reserved for the darkest skies and the most stunning starscapes, Utah is now home to eight of the nation’s sixteen parks. Emily Moench with Visit Utah talked about these parks and some stargazing events you can go to. Check out the interview…

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…

Weekly Star Parties at the University of Utah Observatory

Public star party at our observatory where you can view planets, stars, galaxies, nebula, and other astronomical objects. Wed, January 25, 7pm – 10pm Repeats every Wednesday! Where: South Physics Observatory, 115 South S 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States (map) They are only held on days the sky is clear.  Call 58-SPACE…