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5 Ways to Celebrate Dark Sky Week!

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1. During International Dark Sky Week, get together with friends and family and go outside at night. A lot of us don’t take the opportunity to experience the nighttime environment. Go outside, look up and… Read More

International Dark Sky Week 2017

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Join the International Dark-Sky Association for seven days of celebration, learning and action! Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key… Read More

Halley’s Comet is Back! At Least its Remnants Are.

Meteor seen from the site of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile.

Don’t miss seeing the remnants of Halley’s Comet this Week Halley’s Comet is only visible from Earth once every 75 years, but residual chunks separated from its tail hundreds of years ago generate two annual meteor… Read More

Participate in “Starlight, Beyond Light Pollution Leadership Training Forum”

A panorama of the Milky Way.

By Audrey Fischer, IDA Chicago chapter leader To those who love the starry night sky, We are at the midst of a global crossroad. The undeniable transition to LEDs can either restore our starry night… Read More

Happy Earth Day (and Night!)

A ying yang symbol, with one representing day and the other night and the text "Because every day needs a night."

Earth Day was started in 1970 to celebrate the intricate beauty of Earth and raise awareness about the importance of its environmental protection. The global annual event is observed on April 22 and is now… Read More

Happy National Park Week!

Canyonlands National Park, an International Dark Sky Park in Utah.

It’s National Park Week and a great time to visit one of our national treasures. For the entire week (April 16-24), all U.S. National Parks are free! And, this year is the 100th anniversary of the… Read More

Annual “Earth & Sky” Photo Contest Now Open

“The Enchanted Forest” by Lyubov Trifonova. The Moon and the northern lights lit up the snow-covered forest in Murmansk, northwestern Russia, Dec. 2014. The first winner of the 2015 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest, Beauty of Night Sky category.

By Guest Writer David Malin, The World at Night and “Earth and Sky” Photography Contest Judge The World at Night (TWAN) is once again holding its “Earth and Sky” photography contest. The contest, now in… Read More

Owls and Stargazing at the Headlands Dark Sky Park

Children gather around a birding expert during a "Owl Branding & Stargazing" event at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Michigan.

The Headlands, a 600-acre IDA International Dark Sky Park on the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan will be hosting two evenings of “Owl Banding and Stargazing” during International Dark Sky Week. The events will be… Read More

IDA Annual Conference is a Great Success

Travis Longcore, light pollution researcher and Karen Trevino, chief of the NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, speaking at the 2015 AGM Plenary Session.

The 2015 AGM conference was a great success! The Embassy Suites in Phoenix was filled with people from all over the world passionate about protecting our night skies. The conference theme, “One Coin ~ Two Sides… Read More

IDA Welcomes New Board Members and Says Goodbye to Old Friends

IDA Board President Jim Dougherty recognizes outgoing IDA Board Member Jim Benya for for his years of service to IDA.

IDA is excited to welcome four new elected board members. Each new member brings unique perspectives, talents and backgrounds to our organization. We are so grateful for their willingness and passion to serve IDA’s mission… Read More