Environews: Arches is now officially a Dark Sky park

By Amy Brunvand

Arches National Park has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association (IDSA). The certification recognizes voluntary efforts to preserve dark skies from artificial lights that confuse animals and blot out the stars.

The park has installed shielded light fixtures to minimize glare and blue light. Park rangers at Arches are planning to host a ceremony and star party on Sept. 21, 2019 at the newly completed Panorama Point stargazing area.

International Dark Sky Association

This article was originally published on August 6, 2019.