Light, Planning, and Biophilia

Guest: 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…

Residents Pursue Astronomical Observatory for Kanab

Guest: Rich Csenge, President of Stellar Vista Observatory Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Up on the Colorado Plateau and away from major metropolitan areas in Utah and Arizona where light pollution makes viewing the stars quite challenging, the relative remoteness of Kanab is a great location for a public observatory.” –…

The 88 Constellations & Their Brightest Stars

Guests: Mitchell Barrick & The Sleepopolis Team Download a high quality pdf of this article here The Sleepopolis team created a beautiful graphic which depicts 88 International Astronomy Union recognized constellations, what they represent, where and when you can see them, and identifies each constellation’s brightest star. Click here to see the project Ancient Interpretations…

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

Guest: 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…

IDA Chapters & Networking

Guest: 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…

Finding Peace Under Dark Skies

By 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,…

Destination: Dark Skies

Guest Spotlight: 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,…

Our Ancient Ties to the Night Sky

“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 I can always hold this connection to the night sky and preserve it for this and future generations.” – Crystal White…

Spotlight – The Cedar Breaks National Monument Master Astronomer Program

“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 most directly impact the skies over the park.” – Zach Schierl. This month please enjoy learning about the work of Zach Schierl, Education…

September Guest Spotlight – Amy Oliver

“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 for the first time, with the cosmos, and to understand the criticality of dark skies to…