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Colorado Starry Nights: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Receives Dark Sky Certification

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison just became Colorado’s first International Dark Sky certified National Park, and the ninth in the nation. The Western Slope park was recognized for its exceptional night sky views, as well as its efforts to … Continue reading

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Two Colorado towns preserve starry nights

Two southern Colorado towns, Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, have applied to become the state’s first designated International Dark Sky Community. If approved they’ll join only eight other communities and 29 parks worldwide to achieve this designation. “When the Milky is … Continue reading

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