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…

All Aboard the Star Train!

Guest: Mark Bassett Executive Director of the Nevada Northern Railway Museum & Operator of the Nevada Star Train Download a high quality pdf of this article here “Especially out west, every town has mountains. Every town has a fishing lake. Every town has bike paths… but Ely is very fortunate in that we have dark…

Introducing the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative

Ashley Pipkin, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Coordinator for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region & Coordinator for the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative Download a high quality pdf of this article here “People across the Basin and Range are becoming more and more aware of the amazing night skies that surrounds them….

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…