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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

Five Years of Satellite Images Show Global Light Pollution Increasing at a Rate of Two Percent Per Year

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Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each… 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

Reclaiming the Night: Policy and Technology as Tools of Change

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Register now! Early-bird Registration has been extended through October 14, 2017. The IDA membership gathers annually to share new ideas and a mutual passion for dark skies. When engineers, designers, planners, architects, astronomers, and dark… Read More

International Dark-Sky Association Recognizes 2017 Award Winners

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IDA Awards recognize and share the exemplary achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission. U.S. and international dark sky heroes are recognized for their contributions to combatting light pollution. The 2017… Read More

Nobel Prize Awarded for Discovery of Molecular Mechanisms Controlling the Circadian Rhythm

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The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute today announced the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms… Read More