Support Dark SKies, Inc. of the Wet Mountain valley Today!

100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to supporting the educational and preservation mission of Dark Skies, Inc. of the Wet Mountain Valley!

If you prefer to make a donation via check. Please make it payable to “Dark Skies, Inc.” an mail it to P.O. Box 634 Westcliffe, CO 81252.  



Since 1999, Dark Skies Inc. has helped citizens and businesses replace light polluting fixtures with shielded units that direct the necessary light downwards. We also work directly with the local community to provide information on what actions they can take to preserve our amazing night sky.


Dark Skies members Sam Frostman and Kris McAllister supporting the educational mission of Dark Skies by presenting Custer County Elementary with a donation of Astronomy books.



The Smokey Jack Observatory hosts one of the most powerful telescopes in Colorado. You can experience the wonder and beauty of the universe like few other places in the world! We host public star parties throughout the year that are free and open to the public. You can also book a private night, for free, hosted by one of our trained, Star Guides.