Star Guide: Nevada's dark skies attain international recognition
2016 heralds in a new era for our precious resource of star-studded skies. Great Basin National Park has been designated a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. The designation ensures the pristine darkness of the park will be preserved for visitors of the park to enjoy, and for the health and well-being of the animals calling the park home. I talked to John Barentine, program manager for the IDA, about the status and development of GBNP as a DSP.