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Save Our Stars is an IDA outreach initiative intended to help people learn about astronomy, participate in star gazing events, and hear presentations on light pollution. The first events in this new program are being held in the U.S. during April and May. For more information, visit the SOS page >>
IDA named the newest member of the International Dark Sky Parks family, protecting the intensely dark skies over more than a million acres of public lands in rural northwestern Arizona. Read the press release >>
IDA named the first International Dark Sky Park in the southeastern U.S at the Mayland Community College Blue Ridge Observatory and Star Park, adding a new purpose to development on the site of a former landfill in western North Carolina. Read the Press Release>>
IDA provisionally named the first International Dark Sky Park in Germany, an oasis of darkness amidst some of the brightest night skies in Western Europe. Read the press release >>
IDA has named the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Germany, Westhavelland International Dark Sky Reserve, protecting dark night skies for nearly six million Berliners who live nearby. Read the press release >>
IDA announces a new partnership with Celestron. Read the IDA press release >>
Kerry, Ireland, have been recognized as the world's newest International Dark Sky Reserve. Read the press release >>
IDA has recognized the City of Dripping Springs, Texas, as that state's first International Dark Sky Community. Read the press release >>