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A Powerful Storm is Brewing in Colorado | International Dark Sky Week Inspiration

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International Dark Sky Week, April 15-21, 2018, draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. This year, we’re sharing success stories from the worldwide community of dark… Read More

Earth Night | International Dark Sky Week Inspiration

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Andy Kreyche of the IDA Santa Cruz Chapter believes that the night sky should be of interest to everyone. Kreyche has been involved with the Chapter in California for about two years, and now serves… Read More

Restless Idealism and the Night Sky

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Holiday River Expeditions—a rafting and biking tour outfit in Utah—in partnership with Clark Planetarium, has been digging deeper into the questions of the night sky, and offering a series of “Stargazing” trips during every new moon… Read More

New Zealand Night Sky Enthusiasts Protect the Dark

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Martinborough, New Zealand, is highly regarded internationally for producing fine wines, olive oil and food within a rural environment of outstanding natural beauty. For some time, the community has enjoyed breathtakingly clear views of the… Read More

What Happens When we Flip the Switch?

You’ve discovered something that—without your help—much of the world may never come to know: the vast universe that exists beyond our urban and rural lightscapes. The short videos below are shared by just a few… Read More

“All Living Things on Earth Need and Deserve a Night Sky”

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  Growing up on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific exposed me to one of the darkest and least light polluted skies on earth. As a child, I would marvel at the impossibly huge number… Read More

Like moths to a flame: National Moth Week, and how you can help our nighttime wildlife

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Next week, as night falls, people across the USA and around the world will be found huddled in groups, waiting, staring into bright light sources. This is not some strange cult or ritual; in fact… Read More

NPR’s WGCU Brings Florida Listeners to Big Cypress National Preserve Dark Sky Park

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Jessica Meszaros, the host of All Things Considered for WGCU News in Southwest Florida, takes listeners to a star party at Big Cypress National Preserve, an International Dark Sky Park. The story includes interviews with… 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

International Dark Sky Week: 5 Ways to Support Dark Skies Right Now

The nighttime environment is a crucial natural resource for all life on Earth, but the glow of uncontrolled outdoor lighting has hidden the stars, radically changing the nighttime environment. International Dark Sky Week draws attention… Read More