General Information

Darkskies Northwest was started in 1999 in response to the Space Needle Corporation's placing a massive 85 million candle upward pointing spot light on top of the space needle. The "skybeam" stayed in place for a short period of time and has now been removed.


Space Needle SkyBeam 1999
Space Needle SkyBeam 1999

Since this time we have been steadily working to preserve dark skies. 


Some of our common activities include:

  • Speaking with city councils
  • Giving public talks
  • Meeting with lighting engineers

We are adimittedly a small group, but our mission is big.


We believe that all people should have a view of the cosmos.