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Call for 2019 IDA Award Nominations

Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work defending the natural nighttime environment? The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to request nominations for the 2019 IDA Awards. Each year, IDA […] Read more

IDA Announces Lighting Guidelines for Electronic Messaging Centers

IDA Announces Lighting Guidelines for Electronic Messaging Centers Image

Today the International Dark-Sky Association released lighting guidelines for electronic messaging centers (EMCs). The guidelines, developed in line with Illuminating Engineering Society’s off-roadway sign recommendations, are the culmination of a two-year IDA process to address […] Read more

Great Sand Dunes Designated as International Dark Sky Park

Great Sand Dunes Designated as International Dark Sky Park Image

For Immediate Release – 5/9/2019 Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the designation of Great Sand Dunes as an International Dark Sky Park. This designation […] Read more

Light Pollution Poses Threat to Migrating Birds

Light Pollution Poses Threat to Migrating Birds Image

Across the northern hemisphere, the sights and sounds of migrating birds are a sure sign of spring. As temperatures warm and plants bloom, eager birders await the arrival of summer residents like warblers, tanagers, vireos, […] Read more

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