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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

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

IDA Looks to the Future with the Hiring of Associate Director of Philanthropy

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Now more than ever, people are turning to the experts at International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) for help addressing light pollution in their communities and around the world. The public now recognizes light pollution as a… 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

Cedar Breaks National Monument Gains IDA Dark Sky Park Status

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Cedar Breaks National Monument and IDA are excited to announce the designation of Cedar Breaks as an International Dark Sky Park. This distinction recognizes Cedar Breaks as a sanctuary of natural darkness and for the… Read More

Texas’ South Llano River State Park Designated an IDA Dark Sky Park

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Nestled just off Interstate 10 on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country is the International Dark-Sky Association’s newest appointee – South Llano River State Park, located just outside of the city of Junction… Read More

IDA Co-Sponsors Major International Dark Skies Conference

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  Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, which covers over 5,000 square miles, is to be the setting for the first-ever international Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe. The event, from 20-22 September 2017, will bring… Read More

IDA Communications Director to Bring the Benefits of Dark Skies into the Light

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  International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the recognized authority on light pollution, announced today that Amanda Gormley has been hired as its new Communications Director. Ms. Gormley, who has worked as a communications strategy consultant for… Read More

First Dark Sky Park in Australia Designated

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Warrumbungle National Park in west-central New South Wales (NSW) has been designated Australia’s first IDA International Dark Sky Park, recognizing and protecting its key role in Australian astronomical research. "Warrumbungle's new status as a Dark Sky Park is a… Read More

AMA Report Affirms Human Health Impacts from LEDs

This photo shows the divide between East and West Berlin that is still visible at night from space. On the left are the gas lamps of the West and on the right, the orange high-pressure sodium lamps of the East, with a stark contrast between them. The image is a powerful reminder that lighting choices made by city planners are long lasting.

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment caused by light emitting diodes (LEDs) that… Read More