Learn about the people and organizations that have supported us.

    The above photo was taken at Cheaha State Park during the event Discovering Dazzling New Depths of Dark Skies in April 2022.

    Many thanks to…

    • Ellyn Grady (University of Alabama at Birmingham) for providing tips and resources for getting our non-profit paperwork started
    • the staff at Cheaha State Park, Oak Mountain State Park, University of Montevallo’s James Wylie Shepherd Observatory, and Samford University’s Christenberry Planetarium for partnering with us on public programming for International Dark-Sky Week 2022
    • dark-sky advocates Brent and Dawn Davis for supporting guidelines on dark-sky park creation procedures
    • Maggie Johnston, Director of Wild Alabama, for supporting information on nonprofit organization and development within Alabama.
    • the leaders of Starry Skies North for providing suggestions on our group’s regional purview and name.
    • Bruce McMath, of Arkansas Natural Sky Association, for supporting information on developing our group into a nonprofit.
    • Diane Turnshek, of IDA Pittsburgh, for supporting information on developing initial group goals and future possibilities
    • IDA staff member Bettymaya Foot for supporting and overseeing our group’s regional development