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,…

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…

The Cedar Breaks National Monument Master Astronomer Program

Zach SchierlFormer Education Specialist & Dark Skies CoordinatorCedar Breaks National Monument, Utah To access a high quality pdf of this article click here. “We recognized that in order to secure the best possible future for our night skies, we would need to take our dark sky message directly to the communities whose decisions about lighting…

NASA DEVELOP Map of Light Pollution on the Colorado Plateau

Check out this great video about the new map of light pollution on the Colorado Plateau that NASA DEVELOP created for the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative. The team is utilizing NASA Earth Observations from Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible Infrared Image Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day-Night Band (DNB) to model the artificial light pollution…

Southern Utah town has starring role in dark-sky movement

Torrey • Utah is emerging as a global leader in protecting dark skies from light pollution, attracting visits to the Colorado Plateau that during the next decade are expected to pump $2.5 billion into rural economies. Residents in several southern Utah communities have mounted a grass-roots push to retrofit old lighting outside homes, business and…

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…