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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’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

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

International Dark Sky Week: 5 Ways to Support Dark Skies Right Now

The nighttime environment is a crucial natural resource for all life on Earth, but the glow of uncontrolled outdoor lighting has hidden the stars, radically changing the nighttime environment. International Dark Sky Week draws attention… Read More

LIMITED EDITION IDA Poster by Tyler Nordgren

Artist Tyler Nordgren, widely known for his classic images of the night sky and other wondrous landscapes, has generously created 100 limited edition, signed and uniquely numbered posters for 2017 International Dark Sky Week. This… Read More

Contact Your Elected Official to Fight Against Blue-Rich LED Street Lighting

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Many cities across the globe are replacing their older street lights with newer LED technology. Specifically, with the blue-rich white LED (light-emitting diode) lighting. While many praise the LED conversions as a money saving and… Read More

Call to Action! Contact Chicago’s Administration to Demand a Responsible Outdoor Lighting Plan

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IDA's Executive Director, Scott Feierabend has sent an urgent letter to Chicago's Mayor, Rahm Emanuel's regarding the proposed outdoor lighting plan. This letter urges Emanuel and his Administration to choose a safe, responsible outdoor lighting… Read More

Special Note from Our Executive Director Scott Feierabend

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With a change in Administrations less than two months away, experts who monitor the federal tax code and charitable giving are suggesting that donors may want to accelerate their giving to nonprofits for the 2016… Read More