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

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IDA Honors Dark Sky Advocates

Bill Wren of the McDonald Observatory in Texas recieved the Hoag-Robison Award from IDA Board President.

Every year volunteers from around the globe show remarkable dedication and initiative in supporting the IDA mission. The IDA awards program recognizes individuals who have given generously of their time to dramatically improve our nighttime […] Read More

IDA Annual Conference is a Great Success

Travis Longcore, light pollution researcher and Karen Trevino, chief of the NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, speaking at the 2015 AGM Plenary Session.

The 2015 AGM conference was a great success! The Embassy Suites in Phoenix was filled with people from all over the world passionate about protecting our night skies. The conference theme, “One Coin ~ Two Sides: […] Read More

IDA Welcomes New Board Members and Says Goodbye to Old Friends

IDA Board President Jim Dougherty recognizes outgoing IDA Board Member Jim Benya for for his years of service to IDA.

IDA is excited to welcome four new elected board members. Each new member brings unique perspectives, talents and backgrounds to our organization. We are so grateful for their willingness and passion to serve IDA’s mission. […] Read More


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