ROCKY MOUNTAIN

The night sky at Rocky Mountain National Park from work done as artist-in-residence during a two-week program in July-August 2013. Incredible views (when the clouds cleared) were seen from Moraine Park, Sprague and Bear Lakes and the Trail Ridge Road. The mountains, lakes and the tall pine trees made magnificent subjects while the stars shone brighter than I’ve ever seen. Each night the Milky Way arched overhead in an amazing display of light.
Thanks to artist coordinator Ranger Jean Muenchrath for giving me the good news and arranging everything, volunteers Betsy and Roger Leverton for the great help during the two evening lectures, and to Dark Sky Ranger Cynthia Langguth. Plus all the staff and volunteers at Rocky for making the stay at the William Allen White Cabin a memorable one.

Milky Way, pines, Bear Lake

Milky Way, pines, Bear Lake

Storm clears, Sprague Lake

Storm clears, Sprague Lake

Upper Beaver Meadows trail head

Upper Beaver Meadows trail head

Star trails, Trail Ridge Road

Star trails, Trail Ridge Road

Big Dipper, Trail Ridge Road

Big Dipper, Trail Ridge Road

Milky Way, Bear Lake

Milky Way, Bear Lake

Star trails, Bear Lake

Star trails, Bear Lake

Moonlight, Sprague Lake

Moonlight, Sprague Lake

Big Dipper, Sprague Lake

Big Dipper, Sprague Lake

International Space Station streaks over Moraine Park

International Space Station streaks over Moraine Park

Meteor, Andromeda Galaxy

Meteor, Andromeda Galaxy

Astronomy in the Park, Upper Beaver Meadows trail head

Astronomy in the Park, Upper Beaver Meadows trail head

 

 

 

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