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The Journal of Dark Sky Studies (JDSS), is the only academic publication in the world that is devoted to protecting and understanding dark skies. The transdisciplinary journal, created by the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies (CDSS) is meant to share art, science, and conservation stories from the dark sky movement. 

The journal debuted in 2019 at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City. The biannual publications appeal to those who have no idea what dark sky studies are and to people who research and advocate for dark skies. Each issue has three sections, one section is dedicated to the art and cultural side of dark skies. The second section features conservation efforts and lastly, a section that includes peer-reviewed articles is included.

This journal is key to creating a transdisciplinary area in dark sky studies that shows how research applies to actions and policies.

Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.

— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

The Consortium for Dark Sky Studies | University of Utah | Salt Lake City, Utah