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…

Salt Lake Avian Collision Survey

Helping birds navigate Salt Lake City by better understanding how nighttime lights and buildings affect their migrations. WHAT: Conduct collision surveys as part of our team. Sign up for the program and complete online training materials, select a downtown block of your choice as your route, and walk through the area in the morning looking…

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…