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

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Fireflies Need the Dark to Talk with Light

The Effects of Light Pollution on Fireflies As light pollution spreads across our planet, we have to venture to more remote areas to enjoy the night skies. This is a minor inconvenience compared to the […] Read More

The Business of Being a Community

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IDA’s mission to protect our world’s dark skies from devastating light pollution calls out to everyone for their own brand of support—something that reflects their unique place on the planet: donations, legislation, art, inventive manufacturing, […] Read More

Fireflies Need the Dark to Talk with Light

Fireflies Need the Dark to Talk with Light Image

The Effects of Light Pollution on Fireflies As light pollution spreads across our planet, we have to venture to more remote areas to enjoy the night skies. This is a minor inconvenience compared to the […] Read More

“All Living Things on Earth Need and Deserve a Night Sky”

“All Living Things on Earth Need and Deserve a Night Sky” Image

  Growing up on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific exposed me to one of the darkest and least light polluted skies on earth. As a child, I would marvel at the impossibly huge number […] Read More

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