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How The National Parks Can Save Our View Of The Stars

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Tyler Nordgren
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An exhibit opening this weekend at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is among the first major displays of astrophotography as art. ‘Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography’ is a dazzling exhibition, ranging from night skies and landscapes to deep space photography.

Of course, to see and photograph the stars takes a dark sky, something that’s endangered in the modern world. Astronomer and artist Tyler Nordgren is a night sky ambassador and the author of ‘Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks.’ Nordgren spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer about why seeing the stars matters.

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