IDA Board Meeting
The IDA Board of Directors invites IDA members to attend their next Board meeting. It will be held in Tucson, Arizona at 9:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites (3110 E. Skyline Drive).
Arizona's Oracle State Park Named as Newest Dark Sky Park
Nestled between the bright cities of Phoenix and Tucson, Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education is a dark sky oasis in the desert. Now the park's impressive night skies will be protected for future generations. The International Dark-Sky Association is honored to name Oracle State Park an International Dark Sky Park. Read the press release >>
NEW IDA Member Login Portal
Thank you to all our members who responded to our recent email about the new IDA membership database. We appreciate those of you who've taken the time to click through and create your new membership profile. If you got the email and haven't yet opened it or clicked through, please take a few moments to do so. If you are having problems, don't hesitate to contact us.
IDA Statement on 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
The International Dark-Sky Association applauds the recent Nobel Prize announcement, but urges the responsible use of LEDs. The energy-efficient nature of LEDs encourages the use of excessive amounts of light. Research has shown that historically, when there is an improvement in the efficiency of lighting technology, a greater amount of outdoor lighting is used. Read More >>
The iconic red rock surroundings of Sedona, Arizona, are a world-famous backdrop for outdoor adventures. Now Sedona adds dark skies to the mix as it is designated the world's eighth International Dark Sky Community. Read the press release >>
Hovenweep National Mounument
Named as International Dark Sky Park
The star-filled skies of Hovenweep National Monument along the Utah-Colorado border have new protections as the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced today it has designated Hovenweep as the world’s seventeenth International Dark Sky Park. Read the press release >>
The Town of Beverly Shores, Indiana, has been named the world's seventh International Dark Sky Community, helping preserve a fragile dunes ecosystem on the shore of Lake Michigan. Read the press release >>
International Dark Sky Places
Interest in our International Dark Sky Places is on the
rise. Learn all about them here.>>