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…

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…