Resorts, parks and attractions in the United States, Canada, Mexico and beyond are expanding the galaxy of what has become known as astrotourism. Like watching the sunset, seeking out the Big Dipper in the night sky is a vacation ritual. But in the past five years, according to experts, the......

Can’t go to space? Try Idaho. Last year, a 1,400-sq.-mi. region in the central part of the state became the first site in the U.S.—and only the 12th in the world—to be named a Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association, meaning that its traits (clear......

Stargazers in search of pristine views of the night sky should be heading to Idaho. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) approved the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve’s application to become the first dark sky reserve in the United States on Monday. It is now one of 12......

Idaho: Central Idaho Dark Sky Park Last November a huge wedge of central Idaho was designated as America’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. The 1,400-square-mile area around the Sawtooth Mountains that is the Central Idaho Dark Sky Park takes in towns such as Ketchum, Sun Valley and......

A Dark Sky Reserve is an accreditation awarded to a locale by the International Dark Sky Association (IDSA) acknowledging exceptional night sky brilliance and community commitment to minimize artificial light pollution to protect this unique quality. On December 18th, 2017 the South Central Idaho Dark......

Ready to get your dark on? Take a trip into Central Idaho’s recently designated Dark Sky Reserve. Google “light pollution” and you’ll pull up heaps of maps that wash just about everything east of the Mississippi in greens, reds (and sometimes white). The colors indicate......

Just over 14,000 square miles of central Idaho have been designated a “Dark Sky Reserve” for committing to preserving a pristine night sky by limiting light pollution. Transcript: RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: All right, Steve, so according to a study in the journal Science Advances, nearly......

The mayor of this tiny Idaho town is fighting light pollution. Welcome to the U.S.’s first Dark Sky Reserve. By: Michelle Klug, Reed Lindsay, Nate Liles, Courtnay Whitman, and Jego Armstrong AJ Plus...