International Dark-Sky Association

An image of the Hamburg galaxy, a spiral disk in lit up in whites, yellows and pinks surrounded by the blackness of space, with some bright celestial objects dotting here and there.

Experience the universe for Dark Sky Week

April 22-30, join in local events honoring Utah’s phenomenal night skies.


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 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.