Anchored to the Cosmos

Anchored to the Cosmos Mason Berglund, Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative Assistant Coordinator Download a high quality pdf version of this article here Dark skies are integral to my mental health and well being. Growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I only knew perfectly clear night skies, flickering stars, fluorescent galaxies, and dancing auroras. Looking…

Dark Sky Month

Dark Sky Month 5 tips to help you work with public officials on getting support for dark skies Flint Timmins, Utah Office of Tourism Destination Development Lead Download a high quality pdf version of this article here To celebrate it’s new position as the world leader in dark sky preservation, Governor Spencer Cox of Utah…

Documenting the Universe

Documenting the Universe A Photographer’s Perspective on Protecting Dark Skies Guest: Landon Hale Download a high quality pdf version of this article here Why do you like shooting night skies? Shooting night skies is a special experience because it allows me to capture the brilliance of the universe in a photograph and bring forth a…

The National Natural Landmarks Program

The National Natural Landmarks Program A Snapshot of NNLs in our Neighboring Dark Sky Cooperative Guest: Laurie Lee Jenkins Download a high quality pdf version of this article here BIOLOGICAL AND GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE Did you know that there are 15 National Natural Landmarks (NNL’s) within the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative? Many offering amazing…

Policy Matters. Advocacy Works.

Policy Matters. Advocacy Works. Guest: Cassidy Jones Outreach and Engagement Manager | Southwest Region | National Parks Conservation Association Download a high quality pdf of the article here “Policy matters. Advocacy works. We must use our voices to speak loudly together for continued dark sky protection in Utah and beyond. I encourage anyone who loves…

Measuring & Treasuring our Night Skies

Measuring & Treasuring our Night Skies NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division Guests: Sharolyn Anderson and Ashley Pipkin Download a high quality pdf of the article here The Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD) is located within the Natural Resources Stewardship and Science Directorate of the United States National Park Service. The NPS…

Supporting Public Lands Across the Colorado Plateau

The Peaks, Plateaus and Canyons Association Guest: Sue Husch, PPCA Administrator Download a high quality pdf of the article here If you’ve visited a National Park, National Monument, BLM or Forest Service visitor center or book store on public lands, chances are you’ve met a “Cooperating Association” – a nonprofit partner of a public land…

Show me the data: lighting inventory innovations

Show me the data: lighting inventory innovations Guest: Bryan Boulanger Professor of Environmental Engineering, Ohio Northern University Download a high quality pdf of the article here “We went from being able to identify, locate, and characterize 100 or so fixtures per day using multiple teams of people, to providing information on more than 300 fixtures…

Introducing: The Western Night Skies Council

Introducing: The Western Night Skies Council Guest: Aubrey Larsen, Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative Download a high quality pdf of the article here Dark sky preservation is inherently a regional issue. One municipality or park can make a significant difference, but efforts to minimize light pollution will be far more effective if regionalism is recognized…

A high-tech town strives to shine less brightly

A high-tech town strives to shine less brightly Guest: Galen Gisler, Jemez Mountains Night Sky Consortium Download a high quality pdf of the article here A Return to Pristine Beauty Los Alamos is a small town of some 20,000 residents in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. The town is well known for being…