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The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

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West Nile Virus Infectious Longer in Birds Exposed to Artificial Light at Night

Artificial night at light doesn’t just affect our ability to see the stars — it also impacts complex ecological interactions and disease transmission factors, with the potential to have profound effects on human health.   What […] Read More

Dark Skies Forever Endowment Campaign

Dark Skies Forever Endowment Campaign Image

  Since it was founded in 1988, the International Dark-Sky Association has been an important and necessary voice in conservation around light pollution. With your support, IDA has guided individuals and organizations who are concerned […] Read More

West Nile Virus Infectious Longer in Birds Exposed to Artificial Light at Night

West Nile Virus Infectious Longer in Birds Exposed to Artificial Light at Night Image

Artificial night at light doesn’t just affect our ability to see the stars — it also impacts complex ecological interactions and disease transmission factors, with the potential to have profound effects on human health.   What […] Read More

2018 Globe at Night

2018 Globe at Night Image

An important part of solving the problem of light pollution is to have a thorough understanding of its magnitude. A great way to do that is to measure the brightness of the night sky. Thankfully, […] Read More

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