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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

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

SKYGLOW: Hunting the Dark

Pursued in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association, SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation and the Dark Sky Movement that's fighting to reclaim the night skies.  There’s no such thing as a snapshot… Read More

Two Newly Named National Monument’s a Wonderful End-of-Year Gift to Us All

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IDA is ending 2016 with the wonderful news of President Obama's designation of two new national monuments - one in Utah and one in Nevada - setting aside an additional 1.65 million acres into the… Read More

5 Dark Sky Highlights of 2016

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1. Sixteen Dark Sky Places Announced Our International Dark Sky Places is having another great year! As of this writing, IDA has designated 16 new International Dark Sky Places in 2016. The new dark sky… Read More