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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Non-Starry Objects in the Night Sky

Non-Starry Objects in the Night Sky

I was recently hired to give a stargazing and telescope experience at a private dinner party, and the group became fascinated with non-starry objects in the sky. There are so many interesting things...

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Build a Backyard Compass

Build a Backyard Compass

For thousands of years, people around the world have tracked the sun and created ways of marking the solstices and equinoxes in stone. Literally. Stonehenge, Chaco Canyon, Chichen Itza, and many...

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023

Give Mom the gift of the night sky this year. SOLAR SYSTEM BRACELET A celestial link bracelet that celebrates our Solar System. A beautiful antique silver or antique bronze tone bracelet featuring...

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Star Gazing over city

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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