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Night Sky

Most Of Us Can't See The Milky Way Anymore. That Comes With A Price.

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science

The silver ribbon of stars that wraps the night sky has long been an awe-inspiring sight for anyone who cares to look up. But that’s not the case an...

The Gorgeous 'Snow Moon' You May Have Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Science

If you totally missed Monday night’s “snow moon,” have no fear -- plenty of people caught it and captured it on camera. What is a snow moon, and...

Nature's: It's All Over Me

Marion Leary | Posted 08.25.2016 | Travel
Marion Leary

This was not a vacation for the faint of heart, this was a vacation of extremes -- extreme temperatures as the Colorado River, starting just below the Glen Canyon dam, was a chilly 46 degrees F.

The Upper Peninsula Is Totally Underrated, And Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel

In Marquette, a remote Michigan beach town further north than some parts of Canada, the only thing more enchanting and boundless than the views of Lak...

The Best Night Sky Photos From The Dept. Of The Interior's Instagram

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green

We already know the Department of the Interior's Instagram game is on point, but these gorgeous shots of the night sky are something else. The agen...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

These Jaw-Dropping Night Sky Photos Seem Too Beautiful To Be Real | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

There's nothing like a night sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe -- and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.

Seeing Stars

Ellis Richard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

Chaco is one of the amazing places still left in the West where the night sky lights up with stars. The new designation also recognizes the park's efforts to reduce light pollution and its public outreach programs at the national park and its observatory.

Carly Ledbetter

Surreal Photos Of The Night Sky Show Off The Beauty Of The Milky Way | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel

Outerspace is completely rad. We all know this. And us earthlings will be able to experience it in one of its coolest forms when there's a meteor show...

WATCH: Why You Should Skywatch In Winter Despite The Chill

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science

Freezing temperatures certainly make a strong case for staying inside on winter nights. But a new video from the YouTube channel MinutePhysics offers ...

Flaring Under Fire in North Dakota's Bakken Boom

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

was the largest oil spill in the current Bakken boom and may prove to be the largest land spill in U.S. history. While oil companies have so far avoided concerns of environmentalists, they may not be able to evade a lawsuit alleging lost income by mineral rights' holders due to the flaring of natural gas.

Preserving Our Skies -- And Our Future

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Washing away the wonders of our universe through light pollution is akin to barring access to our forests and oceans and canyons. It leaves us with fewer avenues to explore the natural world as it exists beyond our planet.

Our Elusive Milky Way

William H. Waller | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science
William H. Waller

For 25 years as an astronomy educator, I have informally polled hundreds of students, teachers, and the general public regarding their awareness of the night sky. Invariably, no more than 25 percent have ever seen the Milky Way with their own eyes.

Top Stargazing Destinations

Departures Magazine | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Gazing into the night sky, we sense the vastness of the universe and mysteries beyond our comprehension. Stargazing is humbling, endlessly fascinating and hopelessly romantic.

LOOK: There's Something Amazing About This Photo

Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings

Here's a wedding photo that's out of this world! Australian photographer Andrew Tallon took this photo of a bride and groom on a moonless night in ...

Could Looking Up Be The Key To Relaxation? (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

How To See Memorial Day Planet Parade

Posted 05.25.2013 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 05/24/2013 05:59 PM EDT on A trio of bright planets is shining together in the sunset sky, a must-see night sky s...

Lynne Peeples

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark: The Health Dangers Of Light At Night | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.02.2012 | Green

Ian Cheney had no idea that artificial light at night could be unhealthy when he began filming his new documentary, "The City Dark." His interest in w...

THIS WEEK: How To See 'Celestial Strongman' In Night Sky

Posted 07.25.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 07/25/2012 08:37 AM EDT on With the bright moon out of the late evening sky early this week, stargazers will be...

NEXT WEEK: Rare 'Quadruple' Sight For Skywatchers

Posted 07.19.2012 | Science

By: Geoff Gaherty Published: 07/18/2012 06:22 PM EDT on As the moon makes its monthly rounds in its orbit around the Earth, it frequen...

How Stargazers Can See Famed 'Summer Triangle'

Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 07/06/2012 04:24 PM EDT on As darkness falls on these balmy July evenings, the famous "Summer Triangle" is high...

How To Spot The Big Dipper In The Night Sky

Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 06/22/2012 03:33 PM EDT on If you step outside and look skyward as soon as darkness falls on these summer eveni...

TONIGHT: Mercury, Moon Visible In Night Sky

Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

By: Geoff Gaherty Published: 06/20/2012 10:42 AM EDT on As the moon makes its monthly journey around the Earth, it has regular close e...