Hi, I’m Vicky Derksen.

I’m a writer, educator, podcaster, and Dark Sky advocate and I love nature and the night sky.

I’m here to help you discover the night sky in a whole new way.

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4 Sources of Campground Light Pollution

4 Sources of Campground Light Pollution

One of the great benefits of camping is taking a break from all the bright lights at night. We usually seek out a place that’s far from town, which also means less light pollution and more...

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7 Tips for Stargazing with Grandparents

7 Tips for Stargazing with Grandparents

Not many people have the privilege of growing up with great-grandparents in their lives as I did. I had four of them living nearby until the end of my teen years, plus my grandparents. My Grandma...

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Don’t Miss These Great Stargazing Opportunities this Year!

When is the next meteor shower? Can I see Jupiter or Saturn? What constellations can I see this month? This guide will take you across the night sky month-by-month so you don’t miss a thing! Great for telescope viewing and naked-eye stargazers.

Things to See In 2022

Vicky’s Top 10 Places to Visit in the American Southwest

1. Joshua Tree National Park

Two distinct ecosystems converge for stunning landscapes under preserved dark skies.

2. Saguaro National Park

See the native saguaro cactus against the beautiful dark skies outside of Tucson.

3. Kodachrome Basin State Park

A dramatic landscape of 67 rocky spires under pristine dark skies.

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