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The North Star: Nature’s Best Guide

The North Star: Nature’s Best Guide

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 18, 2012 7

During the week before Christmas, it seems fitting that we pay homage to a part of nature that, over the centuries, is often a traveler’s best friend: the guiding North Star. The timing is

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Starry Nights in Danger at Bryce Canyon National Park

Starry Nights in Danger at Bryce Canyon National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 29, 2012 13

America’s national parks give us the rare opportunity to see a star-filled night sky, a window on nature that most of us who live anywhere near a town or developed area have probably never truly

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A Need for the Dark

A Need for the Dark

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 7, 2011 3

We humans have long feared the dark. That’s where scary monsters hide and criminals lurk. So that’s why, for most of our history on the planet, we’ve been trying to dominate the night by

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Is Stargazing an Endangered Species?

Is Stargazing an Endangered Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 14, 2011 9

I want you to conduct a test tonight: When it gets dark, go outside and stand in your backyard. Look up. Can you see the Milky Way? If not, you’re not alone. More than

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