Satellite Light Pollution

Satellite Light Pollution: Is The Sky Really Falling? John Barentine, PH. D, Principal Consultant at Dark Sky Consulting, LLC Download a high quality pdf version of this article here When you hear the words “light pollution”, what do they mean to you? Those words may evoke the washed-out night skies in and near cities that…

Announcing a New Home for the Dark Sky Cooperatives

Announcing a New Home for the Dark Sky Cooperatives The Institute of Outdoor Recreation & Tourism at USU becomes new home to the Western Dark Sky Cooperatives Read the full announcement here Exciting New Beginnings in 2022! We have some exciting news! The Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperatives will be working with…

The Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network

The Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network Allen Calvert, Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network Program Manager Download a high quality pdf version of this article here This article was originally published in July 2020 by the BRDSC The National Park Service created the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Division 20 years ago to inventory natural…

Why NEPA matters and what does it have to do with the night sky?

Why NEPA matters and what does it have to do with the night sky? Gina Pearson, US DOI National Park Service Environmental Protection Specialist, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division Download a high quality pdf version of this article here The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1969 requiring federal decision makers to…

A Career Observing Nature

A Career Observing Nature Dan Duriscoe, Retired US DOI National Park Service Physical Scientist and current Senior Scientist at Night Sky Metrics LLC Download a high quality pdf version of this article here Studying the Details of the Natural Landscape and Night Sky Astronomy has been a part of my life since I can remember….

Finding the Rabbit in the Moon

Finding the Rabbit in the Moon: Tips for a Successful Dark Sky Application Matt Johnson, Curecanti National Recreation Area District Interpreter & Volunteer Coordinator Download a high quality pdf version of this article here Vast Engelmann spruce forests and sagebrush mesas extend to the horizon. Artificial light sources are limited, and the dry mountain air…

Park After Dark

Park After Dark: Considerations for Courteous & Responsible Nighttime Visitation Karen Garthwait, Interpretive Media & Volunteers, Arches & Canyonlands National Parks Download a high quality pdf version of this article here Why is using artificial light sources to light up landscapes, rock formations, or other park features prohibited at parks such as Arches National Park?…

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…