Dark Sky Places

Dark Sky Places are recognized by the IDA, and include Dark Sky Communities, Dark Sky Parks, Dark Sky Reserves, and Dark Sky Sanctuaries

Kozushima Streetlight Upgrade

Kozushima Village (on a small island south of Tokyo, Japan) replaced over 400 streetlights, with stunning results.  The new lights show wonderful shielding.  Not only do they emit no light to the sky above, but are shielded to block the light toward a person on the ground who is standing at a distance. BEFORE, Kozushima …

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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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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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