Field Notes

Dark Skies Webinar

Help Document Dark Skies in the Sky Islands, Oct. 17-26

October 19, 2022

In this short talk, Sky Island Alliance staff discuss how artificial lighting threatens the region’s spectacular dark skies, as well as the diversity of life here that needs the dark…
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Milky Way

Ayuda a documentar cielos oscuros, Oct. 17-26

October 3, 2022

Read in English Tenemos un desafío divertido para ti que consiste en salir al aire libre a finales de este mes y tomar una medida simple de qué tan oscuro…
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Dark Skies of the Sky Islands

Join the Challenge: Help Document Our Dark Skies

Join us for this special event in appreciation of the spectacular dark skies of the Sky Islands. We’ll explain how artificial lighting threatens the nocturnal environment that wildlife need to…
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Milky Way

Join the Challenge: Help Document Dark Skies, Oct. 17-26

Leer en español We’ve got a fun challenge for you that involves going outdoors and taking a simple measurement of how dark the sky is around you. Our goal is…
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Border Wildlife Study: Measuring Nighttime Habitats

May 6, 2021

In April 2021, Sky Island Alliance and Round River Conservation Studies followed the Globe at Night methodology to measure the nighttime sky quality across the Border Wildlife Study site and…
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Protecting Dark Skies Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

March 26, 2021

Dark skies are a remarkable feature of the Sky Island region. When true darkness blankets the landscape at night, it provides spectacular views of the stars and high–quality nocturnal habitat for numerous migrating and resident wildlife species.  Lighting along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of…
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