In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

After a three-year journey of over 150,000 miles (241,000 km) traveled and 3,000,000 pictures taken, timelapse filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan introduce SKYGLOW; a 192-page hardcover photo book and Blu-Ray timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the threat of light pollution to our environment.

SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “skyglow,” and the Dark Sky Movement that’s fighting to reclaim the night skies.

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The project began as a Kickstarter campaign that ended as the fourth-most earning photo book on the site. Gavin and Harun also collaborated with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) to explore the numerous towns and sites that the IDA has identified as official “Dark-Sky” Communities, Cities, Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries.

To learn more about skyglow, light pollution and the dark sky movement there’s a TON of info on skyglowproject.com where you can also purchase the book and order prints.

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Crater Lake National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest – Wikipedia

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Death Valley – Wikipedia

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Cosmic Campground (U.S.) – International Dark-Sky Association

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Death Valley – Wikipedia

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Allen Telescope Array – Wikipedia

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Lake Powell Resorts, Marinas, Houseboating & Tours | AZ, UT

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Lodgepole Pine (Pinus Contorta) – Wikipedia

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Griffith Observatory Los Angeles, CA

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)Flagstaff, Arizona – Wikipedia

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Bandelier National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Grand Teton – Wikipedia

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

Babcock State Park

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)
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  1. We need to build domes around city’s so we don’t keep wrecking the atmosphere and when you leave the doom your only aloud electric cars or somthing governments don’t get creative enough

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