Joshua Tree National Park is known for it's views of the starry night sky but now they have the official certification.
The International Dark Sky Association is a nonprofit that works to preserve the night sky from light pollution. Their website states: "a land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment."
Joshua Tree is the 10th spot in the U.S. National Park system to earn designation as an International Dark Sky Park.
Earning a designation comes after an extensive application process. Only 83 parks in the world have the Dark Sky recognition. Other entries include Death Valley and the Grand Canyon.