International Dark Sky Association

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They recently formed a non-profit that aims to reduce light pollution and acquire designation as an International Dark Sky Community. Raleigh Burleigh interviewed organizer Aaron Watson among the sounds of Paonia's North Fork Community Fair and Solutions Expo. You will hear the North Fork Community Band performing in the background as well as the coal train.

The Dark Skies of Dinosaur National Monument

May 10, 2019
Dan Duriscoe / National Park Service

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.