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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

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… Read More

Notes from IDA at the 37th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium

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  The International Sea Turtle Society’s 37th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium on Sea Turtle and Biology (ISTS) was attended by IDA’s Technical Director Pete Strasser, who was invited to give a presentation about IDA’s work… 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

Stars Illuminate Our World

International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. Whether you'll be marching for science, attending a star party, checking out one of… Read More

Marching for Science? Download IDA’s FREE Light Pollution Posters

International Dark Sky Week is bookended this year by two mass public events: the National March for Science, April 22 and the Peoples Climate Movement march, April 29. The March for Science has its focus… Read More

Watch Dean Regas Talk about Protecting Night Skies

Dean Regas – astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory, renowned astronomy educator and co-host of PBS’s Star Gazers – talks about the importance of protecting night skies and supporting the International Dark-Sky Association. Right now there… Read More

Participate in “Starlight, Beyond Light Pollution Leadership Training Forum”

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By Audrey Fischer, IDA Chicago chapter leader To those who love the starry night sky, We are at the midst of a global crossroad. The undeniable transition to LEDs can either restore our starry night… Read More