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The Sky is Changing

The Sky is Changing

Okanogan County has some of the darkest night skies in the lower 48 states, but it won't stay that way unless we act. Light pollution in the Winthrop-Twisp corridor doubles every ten years.

Getting Brighter?

Light pollution in the Winthrop-Twisp corridor doubles every ten years. Persons living in either town now see less than half the natural stars in the sky.

The rest have been erased by light pollution.

If we keep going, within your lifetime the Milky Way will no longer be clearly visible.

Please Attend

David Ingram (International Dark Sky Association) will speak about the night sky and how to keep our stars shining bright.

After all, what could be more western than a beautiful clear night sky!

November 5th, Winthrop Barn 7:00 – 8:00pm, Open to the public. Free. No RSVP required.

This presentation is part of the "First Tuesday" series hosted by the Methow Conservancy and sponsored in part by the Methow Dark Sky Coalition. Read More

Somebody has to go polish the stars, They're looking a little bit dull.

—Shel Siverstein, from A Light in the Attic, 1981

Methow Dark Sky Coalition is a registered 501(C)(3) organization. All donations are deductible to the extent provided by law. BOARD: Kyrie Jardin | Kathy Podmayer | Howard Johnson | BOARD ADVISORS: Leslie Dolan | Lynette Westendorf | LIAISONS: Lorah Super, MVCC | Ashley Lodato, Methow Conservancy | Joanna Bastion, Twisp Works | Ken Young, Twisp Works | Pete Leonard, Methow Valley Nordic.