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

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Small Changes, Big Impact

IDA approved Dark Sky Friendly fixtures light only the ground where light is needed. It’s a simple idea that saves energy and reduces skyglow to preserve our view of the night sky. A consumer-based lighting […] Read More

Be a citizen-scientist: measure the darkness of a total solar eclipsed sky!

Be a citizen-scientist: measure the darkness of a total solar eclipsed sky! Image

If you are on or near the centerline of the path of totality during the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, you are able to participate in an activity to observe and record the faintest stars visible as a […] Read More

Small Neighborhood, Big Dark Skies, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Small Neighborhood, Big Dark Skies, Deep in the Heart of Texas Image

Today, River Hills Neighborhood Association (RHNA) is delighted to announce that it has been formally designated a Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction by the IDA. Tucked into a small neighborhood, just off Scenic Route […] Read More

Joshua Tree National Park Celebrates Designation as an International Dark Sky Park

Joshua Tree National Park Celebrates Designation as an International Dark Sky Park Image

Saturday night, in a ceremony sponsored by Copper Mountain Community College, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith accepted a plaque acknowledging the designation of the park as an International Dark Sky Park. IDA Chapter […] Read More

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