International Dark Sky Park

November’s new moon proved to be an exceedingly dark night! On Saturday (Nov. 18), myself and Dr. Rob Edsall met up with six of my photo students at Craters of the Moon National Monument. The monument also happens to be designated an International Dark Sky Park, which means the night sky gets down-right dark! We set up our gear, including Dr. Edsall’s 10-inch reflector telescope, just before sunset and we worked until about 9pm. At that point the temperature dropped to about 18F (about -8C)….our gear was starting to ice-up. So, we fired up the camp stove and had some hot chocolate! In the gallery below, you will find some of my shots and a few from students. Enjoy!

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About terryownby

I am a visual journalist and have varied interests in visual media. Specifically, I am an Associate Professor of Photo Media and I teach in the Communication, Media, & Persuasion department at Idaho State University. I hold a BS in Media/Photography from Missouri State University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University-Saint Louis. My PhD is in Visual Media Studies from Colorado State University. View all posts by terryownby

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