dive into the night

 

Are you new to the topic of dark skies? Well then it’s time to take the plunge!

The Dive into the Night Toolkit includes a selection of our favorite dark-sky introductory resources that lay a foundation for dark sky conservation best practices, benefits, and programs.

DARK SKY PLANNING: GUIDANCE & BEST PRACTICES

An introductory guide for local leaders about dark sky conservation benefits and planning best practices.

Utah Community Development Office in partnership with the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative

 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NIGHT SKIES

The night sky has inspired us for generations. Nighttime views and environments are among the critical park features the National Park Service (NPS) protects. Night sky protection enhances qualities of solitude and undeveloped wilderness character that animals depend on for survival, park visitors seek for connections, and many cultural-historical parks require for preservation.

National Park Service

  

THE INTERNATIONAL DARK-SKY ASSOCIATION

The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

International Dark-Sky Association

 

 

DARK-SKY NETWORK DIRECTORY

The Dark-Sky Network Directory is an interactive map that can be used to locate and connect with other dark-sky conservation advocates, interest groups, and professionals.

Western Night Skies Council

 

 

WHAT IS LIGHT POLLUTION? | 4 MIN VIDEO

John Barentine from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) explains what light pollution is and why we should care.

Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative