10 Best Places to Stargaze in the U.S.

With a rising global population and the spread of urban communities, it has become much harder to find places to stargaze without the invasion of artificial light pollution. The good news, however, is that certain people and organizations such as the Tucson-based International Dark-Sky Association are fighting to conserve the natural resource of a clear night sky.

Advocates work to raise awareness about the growing threat of light pollution and partner with parks and neighborhoods to reduce energy consumption and use alternative lighting practices. Despite certain areas becoming affected by wayward light, there are still many incredible places to stargaze in the United States.

Here's a list of 10 places across the country to spend an evening looking up into the universe we belong to:

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