International Dark Sky Places

Stars over Big Bend National Park by Tyler Nordgren

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Borrego Springs in Southern California certainly is an example of what a dark sky can get you…any lights around and the northern lights could NEVER be seen at this latitude!

Scotland’s Galloway Forest Park is the first International Dark Sky Park in the United Kingdom and one of only two in Europe. Galloway Forest Park and Hungary’s Zselic National Landscape Protection Area were announced as Dark Sky Parks at IDA’s Annual General Meeting in November 2009. This breathtaking photograph by James Hilder, a member of the UK’s Campaign for Dark Skies, showcases the phenomenal views from Galloway. Dave Wymer’s photograph is a four hour exposure on Kodak E200 slide film showing the North Star, Polaris, in the center. Exposures this long would never be possible without the dark skies of Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 
 

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Classical Music that Supports Dark Skies

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Margot Dilmaghani of New York, a life-long Classical musician and environmental activist has offered her solo piano CD and her harp CD to help raise funds for IDA.
 
Her two CDs featured here and others on her website’s order page are available to IDA donors with a minimum contribution of $25 per CD. All costs for the CDs were underwritten, so IDA receives your entire donation. Your check is made payable to IDA and sent to Celebration Recordings, as described on the order page, linked below.

The CDs make wonderful gifts with a purpose and are lovely for any occasion.     
 
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