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…

Introducing the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative

Ashley Pipkin, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Coordinator for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region & Coordinator for the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative Download a high quality pdf of this article here “People across the Basin and Range are becoming more and more aware of the amazing night skies that surrounds them….

The Great Basin Observatory

Aviva O’Neil, Great Basin National Park Foundation Executive Assistant & Great Basin Observatory Reach for the Stars Coordinator Download a high quality pdf of this article here “We have six organizations differing in size, location, and mission, but working together, united by a commitment to teach, learn, and discover. We cherish our shared privilege to…

The Every Kid Outdoors Initiative

Rose Smith, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Download a high quality pdf of this article here “The Office of Outdoor Recreation has been extremely impactful in developing recreation infrastructure around the state. The Every Kid Outdoors Initiative will help get our kids using the new infrastructure as well as our public lands.” – Tom Adams,…

Dark Skies Paonia

Aaron Watson, Director of Dark Skies Paonia Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Most people who live in and around Paonia are interested in preserving the rural character and quality of life that have existed for generations. City light pollution does not fit into the description of what they want their home…

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…

Residents Pursue Astronomical Observatory for Kanab

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.” – Lee…

The 88 Constellations & Their Brightest Stars

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 of…