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Queensland Becomes a Leading Light with Dark Sky Sanctuary

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The stars are shining bright at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs in Winton with confirmation the museum has received Australia’s first international certification for a Dark Sky Sanctuary. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the internationally-recognized award… Read more

Pitcairn Islands Announced International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAPRIL 4, 2019 — ADAMSTOWN, PITCAIRN — The remote Pitcairn Islands group has been named the world’s newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) today. This makes Pitcairn one of… Read more

A Fungal Fairy-land, Revisited

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Guest post by Anna Chinn Journalist and mushroom romantic, Aotearoa/New Zealand Letting our eyes fill up with darkness, we start to trust our feet and hands to find our way. We’re adjusting to the blindfold… Read more

!Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park of South Africa earns International Dark Sky Sanctuary Status

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The !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park, the ancestral home of the ǂKhomani San and Mier communities, has just been declared an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, recognizing its value as one of the world’s darkest places and… Read more

Library Telescope Program Connects Communities to the Cosmos

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This week (April 7–13, 2019), the American Library Association celebrates National Library Week. The theme this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” The Library Telescope Program, which partners astronomy groups with local libraries to provide… Read more

Small Western Colorado Town Receives International Recognition for Dark Sky

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NORWOOD, Colorado – Feb. 21, 2019 After almost 3 years of hard work on the part of a small team of volunteers in Norwood, Colorado, the International Dark-Sky Association has designated their town as the… Read more

The European Union Adopts New Guidance On Roadway Lighting Installations

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by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. IDA Director of Public Policy When white light-emitting diode (LED) technology appeared on the outdoor lighting market late in the last decade, the world was on the edge of economic… Read more

Fulda, Germany Earns International Dark Sky Community Status, First in the Country

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Fulda, Germany as a Provisional International Dark Sky Community. The designation marks the first International Dark Sky Community in Germany. Located near the western edge… Read more

Devils River State Natural Area Designated as First International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas, Sixth in World

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DEL RIO— Devils River State Natural Area has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), making it the only Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas. As the sixth International Dark… Read more

Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife

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  by Callum Macgregor Postdoctoral research associate, University of York Conservation is often a conflict between the demands of development and a desire to do what is best for the environment. It’s rare that we get… Read more

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