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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

Members! Cast Your Vote for the IDA 2018 Board of Directors Before September 30

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Members of the International Dark-Sky Association play an important role in the future of the organization by voting for the Board of Directors. This year, IDA members can select from five candidates to fill three… 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

LEDs In Your Community Webinar

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Grassroots supporters from 15 countries joined IDA technical director, Pete Strasser, for a free webinar about LED lights, technology, and how to promote responsible lighting in local communities on August 31. Click here to access… 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

Survey of International Dark-Sky Association Members: Findings and Implications

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By guest contributor: Megan Albaugh Bonham Light pollution and night sky preservation have caught the attention of many researchers, but social scientists have been slow to join in. I hope to change that. I'm a… Read More

Be a citizen-scientist: measure the darkness of a total solar eclipsed sky!

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If you are on or near the centerline of the path of totality during the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, you are able to participate in an activity to observe and record the faintest stars visible as a… 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