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

Guest: 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…

Dark Skies Paonia

Guest: 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…

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,…