Environews, Environews, Minis

Environews: Star gazing in Utah

By Amy Brunvand

“Millions of children will never see the Milky Way,” according to the International Dark Sky Association website, but lucky for us the stars in Utah are still as awe-inspiring as ever. In 2016, Goblin Valley State Park and Dead Horse Point State Park both earned Dark Sky Park certification, and 11 more state parks plan to submit Dark Sky applications in 2017.

Dark Sky Initiative: stateparks.utah.gov/resources/utah-state-parks-dark-sky-initiative/


Amy Brunvand is an academic librarian who currently works in the University of Utah Sustainability Office, coordinating sustainability education, research and initiatives at the University.

This article was originally published on December 5, 2016.