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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

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