Dark Skies T-Shirts Available
We now have a t-shirt to celebrate our certification as a Dark Sky Community. Our logo in a small size appears on the front while the first place contest winning image appears on the backside. For sizes, sleeve length, pricing, and ordering, contact Fred and Kathleen Stones at: <Starinite458@yahoo.com> or call 303-565-6210.
Links to Vendors of IDA Approved Lighting
Links to Light Pollution Resources
Thinking of forming a new dark sky group and/or starting the IDA Places
"Community" certification process? Here's a description of our journey
that might be helpful:
<bit.ly/FormDarkSkyGroup> or a PDF copy: <bit.ly/FormDarkSkyGroup_PDF>
International Dark-Sky Association (IDA):
<www.darksky.org> <Public Outreach Resources>
<Ways to Give >
Facebook page for the IDA Colorado state chapter.
"Like" the page, and you can post on their wall.
A Municipal Guide for Converting to LED Street Lighting (PDF download)
Step-by-step process in making the LED conversion.
CNN article: "Doctors issue warning about LED streetlights" (PDF download)
Contains excellent discussion on color temperatures (Kelvin K)
as they relate to good lighting.
Excellent Pages of Definitions, Descriptions, and Resource Links
<www.pegasuslighting.com> All About Light Pollution
Global 2006 Light Pollution Map — Color Overlays on Zoomable Map
2006 Light Pollution Atlas — Download Hi-Rez Images by Continent
The New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness, 2016 — Interactive map
<antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod> Full earth image of light pollution
<www.delmarfans.com> Very complete description and many resource links
<www.boogeylights.com> Good description and large set of related links.
<www.myledlightingguide.com> Tackling Light Pollution with Outdoor Lights
<www.usinsuranceagents.com> General light pollution description
Colorado Lighting Ordinances by County & by City
Colorado Advocates for Smarter Lighting (C.A.S.L.)
Wikipedia Light Pollution Description and Definition of Terms:
PDF brochure: Consumer's Guide to Dark Sky Friendly Lighting from the
New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance
Tutorial Videos on basic astronomy and how to conduct a star party:
Astronomy video series on YouTube: Crash Course Astronomy
How to conduct an entertaining and educational star party:
Star party video notes in PDF format: click here.
A lecture, All About Telescopes, given on April 27, 2018 in Westcliffe, CO on the telescope: its history, considerations in selecting one, and the pros/cons of the commonly available commercially produced refractors, reflectors, and SCTs. To view a video of the lecture, visit: