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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13 Summer Star Parties and Festivals

13 Summer Star Parties and Festivals

There is so much to love about summer, and warmer nights for stargazing are up there with swimming, camping, and road trips for me. It’s also Milky Way season when we can look directly toward our...

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The Magic of a Full Moon Hike

The Magic of a Full Moon Hike

It’s a shame that we so easily take the moon for granted, but when we take the time to notice it, it offers us a little dose of magic. We’ve all seen the moon hundreds of times, but it still has the...

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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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