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Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated World’s 4th International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah, U.S., as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. The Sanctuary designation is the… Read More

First International Dark Sky Place Established In Japan

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Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, located in the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. It is the first location in Japan to receive accreditation through the International Dark Sky Places Program, and… Read More

Utah’s Steinaker State Park Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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Steinaker State Park in Utah, U.S., today received its new status as an International Dark Sky Park. It is the fourth Utah state park to receive IDA accreditation, joining Antelope Island, Goblin Valley, and Dead… Read More

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Recognized as an International Dark Sky Park

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California, U.S., has long been considered a premier site for stargazing, and today it cements that reputation with the announcement that IDA has designated it as an International Dark Sky… Read More

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