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Town of Torrey Earns Utah’s First International Dark Sky Community Designation

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If an entire community could earn a gold star for good conduct, then the town of Torrey, Utah, has done just that. IDA awarded that star today by officially recognizing Torrey as Utah’s first International… Read More

Fountain Hills, Arizona, Named World’s 17th International Dark Sky Community

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The Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona, U.S., has been awarded International Dark Sky Community status, one of only two International Dark Sky Communities located near major metropolitan areas. It is the seventeenth community to earn… Read More

First International Dark-Sky Reserve In The U.S. Designated

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An area spanning more than 3,600 square kilometers (1,400 square miles) in central Idaho, U.S., has been designated as the nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. IDA today announced the accreditation of the Central Idaho… Read More

Big Bend Ranch State Park Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and IDA are proud to announce that Big Bend Ranch State Park (BBRSP) has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park. It is the fourth Texas State Park… Read More

Obed Wild and Scenic River Becomes an IDA International Dark Sky Park

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The National Park Service and IDA are pleased to announce that Obed Wild & Scenic River (WSR) in Tennessee, U.S., has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. With this designation, Obed WSR is now… Read More

City of Ketchum Earns First International Dark Sky Community Designation in Idaho

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The City of Ketchum, Idaho (U.S.) has officially been designated as an International Dark Sky Community by the international organization dedicated to reducing light pollution and preserving night skies. IDA announced its decision to certify… Read More

Ramon Crater Named First International Dark Sky Place In The Mideast

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IDA today recognizes a major step ahead in the International Dark Sky Places Program with the first designation in the Middle East. Ramon Crater Nature Reserve in the Negev desert of southern Israel, under the management… Read More

Fifth International Dark Sky Park In Arizona Designated

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IDA has designated Kartchner Caverns State Park as an International Dark Sky Park, the second in the Arizona State Parks system to receive IDA recognition and the fifth overall in the Grand Canyon State. Located… Read More

Small Neighborhood, Big Dark Skies, Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Today, River Hills Neighborhood Association (RHNA) is delighted to announce that it has been formally designated a Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction by the IDA. Tucked into a small neighborhood, just off Scenic Route… Read More

Joshua Tree National Park Celebrates Designation as an International Dark Sky Park

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                          Saturday night, in a ceremony sponsored by Copper Mountain Community College, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith accepted a plaque acknowledging… Read More