Zero Gravity Chairs under the Milky Way
Some guests reflect that their favorite part of their telescope tour was just marveling at the marvelous views of the Milky Way from our Zero Gravity chairs. Our observatory is here because of how glorious the Milky Way is. And if we can serve our own mission well, the Milky Way will continue, at least here, to stretch from horizon to horizon. The goal is to convince the regional tourism economy is that light of the Milky Way is more valuable than lights shining into the sky or so overly bright the excess light bounces off the ground and into the sky. Obviously we haven't convinced all of our neighbors. The light pollution of Las Vegas (200 miles away) and St. George, Utah (85 miles away) erupt over our southwest horizon after our Sun has gone down. Far fewer lights, so easier to mute, but much closer to our observatory, the light pollution of Bryce Canyon City's is our bigger problem but also most immediate opportunity. All patrons of the Dark Ranger Observatory help send an economic message. Those who use this piece of Dark Ranger Telescope Astro Art as a conversation piece to inspire others to come and see our near pristine view of the Milky Way, are helping us make an even greater dark sky difference.