The Dark Skies of Dinosaur National Monument

May 10, 2019

Miles from any metropolitan areas, the region around the monument is one of the darkest places in the lower 48 states. Now it’s been officially recognized for its lack of light pollution by the International Dark Sky Association. Mark Duggan spoke with Sonya Popelka, who oversees the night sky viewing programs at Dinosaur, about the designation and the public programs she oversees.

The Milky Way galaxy fills the night sky above Mitten Park and the Green River at Dinosaur National Monument.
Credit Dan Duriscoe / National Park Service

Additional resources:

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur's stargazing page

International Dark Sky Assocation