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Arches National Park Now Certified As International Dark Sky Park

Jul 5, 2019, 9:53 AM | Updated: Mar 29, 2020, 6:14 pm
Photo: National Parks Service...
Photo: National Parks Service

MOAB, Utah – Arches National Park has been certified as an official International Dark Sky Park, National Park Service authorities said.

According to a statement from NPS and the International Dark-Sky Association, the designation “demonstrates a commitment by parks to improve night skies through the use of more energy-efficient, sustainable lighting.”

Rangers will host ceremony and star party to celebrate on Sept. 21 at the Panorama Point stargazing area inside Arches National Park.

The International Dark Sky Places Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks, and protected areas around the world to preserve and protect dark sites through responsible lighting polices and public education. Arches National Park now joins more than 100 locations that have followed a rigorous application process that demonstrates robust community support for dark sky certification.

Visit nps.gov/arch to learn about Arches National Park.

For information about the Dark-Sky Association, go to darksky.org.

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Arches National Park Now Certified As International Dark Sky Park