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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

Texas’ South Llano River State Park Designated an IDA Dark Sky Park

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Nestled just off Interstate 10 on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country is the International Dark-Sky Association’s newest appointee – South Llano River State Park, located just outside of the city of Junction… Read More

IDA Co-Sponsors Major International Dark Skies Conference

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  Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, which covers over 5,000 square miles, is to be the setting for the first-ever international Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe. The event, from 20-22 September 2017, will bring… Read More

Flagstaff AZ Images at Night Show Success with Years of Dark Sky Advocacy

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New images taken by the National Park Service of Flagstaff, Arizona show the years of dedicated dark sky advocacy and restrictions has been a success. The aim for the images was to better understand the… Read More

Stephen C. Foster State Park Named First International Dark Sky Park in Georgia (U.S.)

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IDA has designated Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp of southern Georgia, U.S., as a Gold-tier International Dark Sky Park. The park's new status makes it the first place in the state of… Read More