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Hunting the Leonard A1 Comet in Taiwan

The Leonard A1 Comet (LA1C) has taken the internet by storm lately — not to be confused with Leonardo the movie star or the A.1. steak sauce — and lived up to astronomy fans’ “...

Taiwan launches first dark sky park in Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first international dark sky park was officially launched on central Taiwan's Hehuanshan (合歡山) Saturday (Sept. 19), setting a milestone for astronomy comm...

Chunghwa Post features Nantou in new set of Taiwan stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post is releasing a new set of stamps on Aug. 12. featuring scenery in Nantou, the only landlocked county in Taiwan, in a bid to promote tourism. Part of the F...

Taiwan Luminous Environment Award winners announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The second edition of the Taiwan Luminous Environment Award (台灣光環境獎) was hosted by Coretronic Culture and Arts Foundation (CCAF) on Friday (Nov. 22) at Cloud Gate Theater, ...

Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument stretching across the Utah-...

Hehuan Mountain becomes Taiwan's first International Dark Sky Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has designated Hehuanshan (合歡山) as a Dark Sky Park. IDA Executive Director Ruskin K. Hartley wrote in a congratulatory lett...

Great Sand Dunes named International Dark Sky Park

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has been recognized for its unpolluted views of the night sky. KOAA-TV reports the International Dark-Sky Associatio...

Hehuanshan applies to become Taiwan's first dark sky park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Staff members of an international dark-sky association are currently in Taiwan to survey Hehuanshan (Hehuan Mountain) in central Taiwan with regard to its application to b...

'Under a Dark Sky' has shrewd plot, realistic characters

"Under a Dark Sky" (Morrow), by Lori Rader-Day A dark sky park where even the slightest glimmer of light is blocked out provides a fascinating backdrop for Lori Rader-Day's inventive...

Idaho: Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon and Sun Valley

ARCO, Idaho (AP) — Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon park and Sun Valley: It was a trio of unique Idaho experiences. My husband and I came up with the spur-of-the-moment itinerar...

Photo of the Day: Starry night in central Taiwan's Cingjing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pictured is a starry night at the Cingjing Bed & Breakfast (清境楓丹白露民宿) in central Taiwan's Nantou County, near the Cingjing Farm. The photo, taken by photographer Hs...

Hehuanshan first park in Taiwan to apply for Dark Sky Park status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Taiwan's Nantou County Government yesterday (June 21) announced that it will submit a formal application to the International Dark Sky Association to have Hehuansha...

Idaho looking to cash in on starry skies with more tourists

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The stars are aligning for Idaho — mainly because they're visible. The International Dark-Sky Association this week named the central Idaho city of Ketchum an Int...