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Colorado Celebrates Dark Sky Month This June

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Thanks to the work of the IDA Colorado Chapter, Governor Jared Polis recently proclaimed June 2019 “Dark Sky Month” in the state. This designation is the result of committed dark sky advocates in Colorado, including… Read more

Remembering Thomas Posch

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The light pollution research community lost a remarkable young scholar last week with the untimely death of Dr. Thomas Posch. In addition to his work in light pollution, he is remembered for his research on… Read more

Library Telescope Program Connects Communities to the Cosmos

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This week (April 7–13, 2019), the American Library Association celebrates National Library Week. The theme this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” The Library Telescope Program, which partners astronomy groups with local libraries to provide… Read more

Young Advocates Set Their Eyes on Tackling Light Pollution

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Earlier this month, the International Dark-Sky Association was contacted by a group of students  from Bioscience High School in Phoenix, Arizona. The group, Helping Achieve a Renewable Planet (H.A.R.P.), has been researching the subject of… Read more

International Dark-Sky Association Establishes Ohio Chapter

The International Dark-Sky Association welcomes a new chapter in Ohio U.S. to support efforts that protect the nighttime environment from light pollution across the state of Ohio.  Light pollution–defined as the inappropriate use of artificial… Read more

Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies

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The western part of Texas is home to one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the US, the Permian Basin. Also located in this area is the McDonald Observatory, home of the… Read more

Kanab, Utah Preserves View of the Stars with Outdoor Lighting Ordinance

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On June 26, 2018, after a two-year citizen-led effort, the Kanab City Council enacted an outdoor lighting ordinance to protect the natural darkness that makes Kane County, Utah, a great place to see stars. Residents… Read more

Can Salmon Help Save the Night Sky?

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“Salmon could help save the night sky,” says Jack Sales, Chapter leader of IDA California. Sales is concerned about many environmental issues near Sacramento, including the decline of salmon populations. Sales says that learning about… Read more

A Powerful Storm is Brewing in Colorado | International Dark Sky Week Inspiration

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International Dark Sky Week, April 15-21, 2018, draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. This year, we’re sharing success stories from the worldwide community of dark… Read more

2019 Globe at Night

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An important part of solving the problem of light pollution is to have a thorough understanding of its magnitude. A great way to do that is to measure the brightness of the night sky. Thankfully… Read more

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