Year: 2020

Dark Sky Dashboard Re-launched

The Western Night Skies Council has re-launched the “Western Dark Sky Dashboard.” The new version covers all of the Western United States including Colorado, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  The Dashboard highlights all of the officially-recognized International Dark Sky Places in the Western U.S.  The Dashboard is meant …

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Slumgullion Center is Named a Dark Sky Park

The International Dark-sky Association recognized the 58-acre Slumgullion Center as an International Dark Sky Park.   The Slumgullion Center is in Hinsdale County, near Lake City.  Camille Richard was the head writer for the application.  Local photographer Michael Underwood and amateur astronomer Phillip Virden assisted. “We are blessed . . . to have extraordinary dark …

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Lights Out Colorado Program

Lights Out Colorado program November, 2020.  IDA Colorado and Audubon Rockies are working on a “Lights Out Colorado” program to help migratory birds.  The details of the new program are still being discussed. The tentative plan is to publicly announce the program in early 2021. Richard OBrien (IDA Colorado), Dr. Kyle Horton (Colorado State University), …

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CBS Denver features Colorado’s Dark Sky Places

CBS Denver featured a description of Colorado’s dark sky places. Colorado Dark Sky ParksBlack Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkDinosaur National MonumentGreat Sand Dunes National Park & PreserveHovenweep National MonumentJackson Lake State Park Colorado Dark Sky CommunitiesNorwoodRidgwayWestcliffe & Silver Cliff Congratulations to all involved in helping recognize these places. CBS Denver story

Jackson Lake State Park is recognized as an International Dark Sky Park

Jackson Lake State Park in Morgan County has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association, becoming just the fifth park and eighth total location in Colorado to receive the designation and the only site located east of I-25. Jackson Lake State Park is located in Orchard, Colorado, adjacent …

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