Consortium for Dark Sky Studies

A landscape of the dark skies. You see an arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.

6 dark sky parks near campus

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week at these parks located an hour or less from the U’s campus.


A mural of the night sky, with a full moon. Constellations are drawn in the sky, the sky shows an arm of the Milky Way galaxy in fuchsia and dark blue, the full moon shows a figure of a rabbit in it. The foreground is a silhouette of a hill with a wolf howling, people pointing at the sky. The bottom has numbers that show how the darkness gets lighter towards the city due to light pollution.

Dark sky’s future leaders

The first undergraduate cohort of the dark sky studies minor completed the Dark Sky Studies Capstone course with projects that made an impact in Utah’s communities.


BRIGHT LIGHTS UNDER A DARK SKY

A look at the university’s plan to illuminate campus while achieving Dark Sky compliance.


DEFENDING THE DARK

Jessica Dwyer, academic program manager at the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the U, founded Dark Sky SLC, a nonprofit, to protect and preserve the night sky on a hyper-local level.


THE DISAPPEARING DARK

The U has awarded formal recognition to the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies, the first academic center in the world dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and applying knowledge pertaining to the quality of the night skies.