This national park is the dark-sky site for many astronomy events hosted by the park and by the Western Colorado Astronomy Club. The Colorado National Monument is home to sweeping landscapes, amazing geologic formations, bighorn sheep and a completely pitch-black landscape on nights of the new moon.
A starlit night at great sand dunes national park . The national park was designated an International Dark Sky Park. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains shelter the park from the lights of the Front.
The overlooked region that stretches toward Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico was unknown territory for me and my family. So when the opportunity arose to explore southeast Colorado with my wife and three daughters, we grabbed it, packing the car and mounting.
Her dark sky career began with working for utah state parks as a dark sky intern and then seasonal employee, starting 12 International Dark-Sky Park Applications across the state. She then worked as Coordinator for the colorado plateau dark sky cooperative and the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies at the University of Utah.
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The International Dark Sky Association has recently certified a few more parks across the Western U.S. as Dark Sky Parks. These include the iconic Grand Canyon, Great Sand Dunes in Colorado, and Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah.. These three parks join dozens of other areas in the U.S., and several more around the globe, that are recognized for their exceptionally dark night skies.
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The season of stargazing is upon us, and there’s no better place to take in the majesty of a sparkling night sky than one of Colorado’s designated Dark Sky destinations. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), a nonprofit that works to preserve dark skies and combat light pollution, has.
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Colorado Is Now Home to the Newest International Dark Sky Park By Mike Richard @vagabondish – Posted on May 28, 2019 6:00AM PST 05.28.19 – 6:00AM PST Share on Facebook Tweet this Share