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IDA Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Board of Directors

International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is pleased to solicit applications for the 2017 board of directors election. Because IDA board service constitutes a substantial commitment, we are seeking applicants who are excited, passionate, and dedicated to… Read More

The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night… Read More

2017 Matching Gifts Challenge

Help us raise $140,000 for dark skies! Give now and your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar!   Make a Donation   For the past 29 years, International Dark-Sky Association has made lasting inroads… 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

Reclaiming the Night: IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

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2017 IDA Annual General Meeting & Conference Reclaiming the Night Policy and Technology as Tools of Change November 10, 11 & 12, 2017 IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting presents the people and ideas leading the… Read More

World’s First Transnational Dark Sky Park Receives IDA Accreditation

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IDA announced today that it has recognized the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP) as a Provisional International Dark Sky Park. It is the first designation in the history of IDA's International Dark Sky Places Program that spans… Read More

Utah Leads The World With Nine International Dark Sky Parks

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Antelope Island State Park in Utah, U.S., has officially been awarded the title of International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the ninth such designation for Utah, more than any other state, province or… Read More

LIMITED EDITION IDA Poster by Tyler Nordgren

Artist Tyler Nordgren, widely known for his classic images of the night sky and other wondrous landscapes, has generously created 100 limited edition, signed and uniquely numbered posters for 2017 International Dark Sky Week. This… Read More

IDA’s 2017 Board of Directors

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We're happy to introduce to you our 2017 Board of Directors! Diana Umpierre – President | Pembroke Pines, Florida Diana Umpierre (AICP, GISP) has over 25 years of experience in urban planning, geography and geoscience in the public… Read More