stargazing

Celebrate the Special Wonders of a Dark Sky

10 Spectacular Parks for Stargazing

Celebrate the Special Wonders of a Dark Sky

As the days get shorter, stargazers have more opportunities to celebrate the night—and national parks offer some of the darkest […]

Destination Darkness

The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

The Colorado Plateau stretches for 130,000 square miles across the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. […]

The night sky over the Racetrack at Death Valley.

Death Valley: This Land of Extremes Now Recognized for Its World-Class Night Skies

Death Valley National Park is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscape and its extreme temperatures and elevations. Five months ago, the […]

A still from Gavin Heffernan's DreamLapse.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of “Death Valley Dreamlapse”

Last week, staff at NPCA escaped for a few minutes into the desert—virtually, at least—as we marveled at the latest […]

Stars Emerging Over Crater Lake. Photo © Chris McDaniel.

Friday Photo: Stars Over Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is known, of course, for its brilliant blue water–the lake is the deepest in […]