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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

International Dark Sky Week Resources

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International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the widespread environmental impacts of light pollution and promotes simple solutions to solve it. Learn more about International Dark Sky Week. In order to help you spread the… Read More

7 Dark Sky Highlights of 2015

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1.   17 New International Dark Sky Places Our International Dark Sky Places program had another record breaking year. We designated 17 new Dark Sky Places, breaking 2014’s record of 13! The new Dark Sky… Read More

Lessons from the Retrofit Revolution

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A recent news article draws attention to a new street lighting project just completed in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This retrofit included replacing hundreds of high-pressure sodium lights with new, more energy-efficient, white LEDs. Philadelphia officials had good intentions in deploying… Read More

IDA Honors Dark Sky Advocates

Bill Wren of the McDonald Observatory in Texas recieved the Hoag-Robison Award from IDA Board President.

Every year volunteers from around the globe show remarkable dedication and initiative in supporting the IDA mission. The IDA awards program recognizes individuals who have given generously of their time to dramatically improve our nighttime… Read More