By Beverly Sales
August 12, 2014
I have fond memories of camping with my family and sleeping out under the stars. In college I remember hiking at night in Yosemite Nat. Park. There is one night a year when you can see a "moonbow" caused by the mist from Yosemite Falls and the moon being in just the right place. Being able to see meteors streak over us at night was always fun. But it seems that now the parks are not so dark at night. Part of the natural beauty we preserve in our parks should be the night time. Half the park is after dark! My husband, Jack, and I have been members of the International Dark Sky Association for over 20 years. We put together a display about good outdoor lighting. It shows how and why we should use the right kind of light fixtures outside at night. We can all help the National Parks protect their dark skys at night.