The city of Helper, Utah (United States) is located approximately 120 miles (192 km) southeast of Salt Lake City, at an elevation of 5,800 feet (1,800 m) right on the Wasatch Plateau. The city is proud of its mining and railroading history, which leads to regular cultural events that improve the community experience for residents and visitors alike. With skies rating approximately at class 4 in the Bortle Dark-Sky Scale and a solid 3 in its immediate surroundings, Helper achieved designation as a Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2020.  The city has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation of outdoor lighting ordinances, and the community is seeking to attract amateur stargazers to the area.

July 30, 2021

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