Slooh, a Connecticut-based online observatory group, sets up telescopes for celestial viewing near Stanley late one night in August 2017. The group was among those in the area for this summer’s eclipse, to take advantage of its dark skies and lack of light pollution.
Slooh, a Connecticut-based online observatory group, sets up telescopes for celestial viewing near Stanley late one night in August 2017. The group was among those in the area for this summer’s eclipse, to take advantage of its dark skies and lack of light pollution. Katherine Jones Idaho Statesman file
Slooh, a Connecticut-based online observatory group, sets up telescopes for celestial viewing near Stanley late one night in August 2017. The group was among those in the area for this summer’s eclipse, to take advantage of its dark skies and lack of light pollution. Katherine Jones Idaho Statesman file
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Enjoy America’s first dark sky reserve on your summer camping trips

May 16, 2018 11:20 AM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."