The Milky Way in the night sky at the foot of the Boulder Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve will fill a chuck of the sparsely populated region containing night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way. The International Dark Sky Association says the region is one of the few places remaining in the contiguous United States large enough and dark enough to attain reserve status.
The Milky Way in the night sky at the foot of the Boulder Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve will fill a chuck of the sparsely populated region containing night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way. The International Dark Sky Association says the region is one of the few places remaining in the contiguous United States large enough and dark enough to attain reserve status. Nils Ribi AP
The Milky Way in the night sky at the foot of the Boulder Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve will fill a chuck of the sparsely populated region containing night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way. The International Dark Sky Association says the region is one of the few places remaining in the contiguous United States large enough and dark enough to attain reserve status. Nils Ribi AP

Celebrate our dark skies. Keep the lights out in Central Idaho.

September 21, 2017 01:28 PM