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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 the designation of the park as an International Dark Sky Park. IDA Chapter… Read More

NPR’s WGCU Brings Florida Listeners to Big Cypress National Preserve Dark Sky Park

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Jessica Meszaros, the host of All Things Considered for WGCU News in Southwest Florida, takes listeners to a star party at Big Cypress National Preserve, an International Dark Sky Park. The story includes interviews with… Read More

Bodmin Moor First UK Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty To Achieve IDA Dark Sky Park Status

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Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape, confirming its status as one of Cornwall’s star attractions and making it the first International Dark Sky Place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty… Read More

Hungary Takes The Lead In Europe As Third International Dark Sky Park Is Named

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The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) today announced the designation of Bükk National Park in northern Hungary as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Park. Known as “Bükki Csillagoségbolt-park” (“Bükk Starry Sky Park”) in Hungary, the… Read More

Newport State Park Designated Wisconsin’s First International Dark Sky Park

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Newport State Park, Wisconsin’s only wilderness state park, has now also become the first state park in Wisconsin designated by IDA as an International Dark Sky Park, one of just 48 parks in the world… Read More

World’s First Transnational Dark Sky Park Receives IDA Accreditation

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IDA announced today that it has recognized the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP) as a Provisional International Dark Sky Park. It is the first designation in the history of IDA's International Dark Sky Places Program that spans… Read More

Utah Leads The World With Nine International Dark Sky Parks

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Antelope Island State Park in Utah, U.S., has officially been awarded the title of International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the ninth such designation for Utah, more than any other state, province or… Read More

SKYGLOW: Hunting the Dark

Pursued in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association, SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation and the Dark Sky Movement that's fighting to reclaim the night skies.  There’s no such thing as a snapshot… Read More

Cedar Breaks National Monument Gains IDA Dark Sky Park Status

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Cedar Breaks National Monument and IDA are excited to announce the designation of Cedar Breaks as an International Dark Sky Park. This distinction recognizes Cedar Breaks as a sanctuary of natural darkness and for the… Read More