The Save Starry Skies specialty license plate lets Nevadans share their love of our dark skies while also helping to protect them. The plate is the brainchild of Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Advocates for wilderness since 1984, Friends entered the world of dark skies with the certification of Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area as a Dark Sky Sanctuary by DarkSky International. Funding from the Save Starry Skies plate will grow this work through continued dark sky monitoring, education, and outreach. Funding will also be used to promote astro-tourism, supporting local efforts to upgrade lighting and infrastructure in order to attract stargazers.

Learn more about Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the work we've been doing protecting dark skies in Nevada.

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Learn more about the Save Starry Skies specialty license plate and how the community can purchase one via Frequently Asked Questions. Our Resources page has information on groups talking about astro-tourism, light pollution, and other dark sky-related topics. 


Save Starry Skies Specialty License Plate, design by Jonathan Boarini. Click the image below for a hi-resolution version.



Featured Dark Sky photos, by Kurt Kuznicki. Click each image below for a hi-resolution version.

Bald Mtn 2023, by Kurt Kuznicki  Rory's 1st Camp, by Kurt Kuznicki  Massacre Rim Dark Sky Sanctuary by Kurt Kuznicki   Untitled Dark Sky Photo by Kurt Kuznicki