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Response to SpaceX Starlink Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation

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Tucson, AZ – On May 23, 2019, the spacecraft company, SpaceX launched a group of sixty satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). Due to their reflective solar panels and other metal surfaces, the satellites are… Read more

IDA Seeks 2,000 Globe at Night Measurements in March

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Call to Action: The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) calls on night sky enthusiasts around the world to rate the brightness of their night sky with the Globe at Night night sky measurement campaign this March… Read more

Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Annual General Meeting

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Looking Up! 30-Years of Dark Sky Advocacy IDA’s 30th Annual General Meeting November 9-11, 2018 | Snowbird, Utah The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to invite you to the 30th Annual General Meeting which will… 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

Exploring the Night: Winter Fundraising Campaign

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  Give Now   While many folks enjoy spending winter’s chilly nighttime hours indoors, huddled around a cozy fire, the longer evenings of the season also provide extra opportunities for us all to explore the… Read more

Members! Cast Your Vote for the IDA 2018 Board of Directors Before September 30

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Members of the International Dark-Sky Association play an important role in the future of the organization by voting for the Board of Directors. This year, IDA members can select from five candidates to fill three… Read more

Be a citizen-scientist: measure the darkness of a total solar eclipsed sky!

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If you are on or near the centerline of the path of totality during the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, you are able to participate in an activity to observe and record the faintest stars visible as a… Read more

The Business of Being a Community

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IDA is Seeking Sponsors to Step Up for Dark Skies 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… Read more

Like moths to a flame: National Moth Week, and how you can help our nighttime wildlife

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Next week, as night falls, people across the USA and around the world will be found huddled in groups, waiting, staring into bright light sources. This is not some strange cult or ritual; in fact… Read more

IDA Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Board of Directors – Now Closed

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International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is pleased to solicit applications for the 2017 board of directors election. Because IDA board service constitutes a substantial commitment, we are seeking applicants who are excited, passionate, and dedicated to… Read more

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