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The Night Sky Is One Of Yellowstone's Underrated Wonders11:08
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The Milky Way above Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in July 2016. The spring was the same location where Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd observed the park's night skies earlier this week. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way above Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in July 2016. The spring was the same location where Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd observed the park's night skies earlier this week. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
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More than 4 million visitors flocked to Yellowstone National Park last year, and most of them probably never ventured far enough off the well-trodden path to see one of the park's true wonders: the night sky.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd got a late-night tour of the heavens with Park Ranger Tammi Corchero, who explained why the night sky is endangered.

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way over Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park in October 2013. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
Milky Way over the Hoodoos are in Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way over the Hoodoos area in Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way over Firehole Lake Drive. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way over Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way over Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)
The Milky Way over Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in July 2016. (Neal Herbert/National Park Service via Flickr)

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Tammi Corchero, Yellowstone National Park ranger. The park tweets @YellowstoneNPS.

This article was originally published on August 26, 2016.

This segment aired on August 26, 2016.

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Peter O’Dowd has a hand in most parts of Here & Now — producing and overseeing segments, reporting stories and occasionally filling in as host. He came to Boston from KJZZ in Phoenix.

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