Star light, star bright, for many of us the first star we see tonight may be one of the only few we see in the evening sky. Light pollution has put a permanent dimmer on the once dazzling night time show of stars, stars that used to help our ancestors navigate and led to a whole genre of myths, legends and storytelling. There’s nothing quite like gazing into a seemingly endless expanse of stars—nothing else delivers such a strange swirling of both empowerment and utter insignificance.
Science professor and photography buff Tyler Nordgren’s project of photographing the night skies in our national parks captures some of that nocturnal beauty that so few of us see. Take a look at his awesome photographs in this story in this Co. Exist story.
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