dark skies

NASA/Bill Ingalls

August is the month of meteors. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on two upcoming showers of shooting stars.


U.S. National Park Service

Grand Canyon National Park has earned provisional status as an International Dark Sky Park.


Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition

A Senate panel has rejected a measure that would have allowed electronic billboards to shine in two counties in the western part of the state where they have been banned under a 2012 agreement.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed concern the deal would threaten Arizona's billion dollar Astronomy industry that uses the vast stretches of dark sky to gaze at stars and planets.

Rep. Sonny Borrelli sponsored the bill that would have exempted most of Mohave and La Paz Counties from the 2012 agreement that protects dark skies near the state's observatories.

Nick Perry

The state legislature is considering a proposal that dark-sky advocates say would harm Arizona’s astronomy industry. The bill would extend the region in Arizona where electronic billboards are allowed along highways and interstates.


Robert Mueller

The Village of Oak Creek near Sedona is now an International Dark Sky Community.


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