• impact of light pollution on human, wildlife, and ecosystem health

  • sky brightness measuring and monitoring

  • usefulness of the natural dark sky lab of the Wasatch Back and Wasatch Front

  • possible link between light and air pollution

  • planning and urban ecology aspects of lighting design

  • development of the Great Western Starry Way (Glacier-to-Grand Canyon NPs) concentration of dark sky places


  • designation of International Dark Sky Places

  • dark sky interpretation in the public lands through internships and citizen-science programs

  • dark sky economic development and tourism

  • communities seeking to adopt dark sky lighting and signage ordinances

  • bird migration "lights out" programs

  • programs addressing social justice issues pertaining to dark sky access