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IDA Announces Criteria for Community-Friendly Outdoor Sports Lighting

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IDA’s mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible lighting. The need for environmentally responsible outdoor lighting that balances the human need for light with… Read More

We’re Hiring! Two New Positions Now Open

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), based in Tucson, AZ, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting.” Founded… Read More

Turn on the Night

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Help us “Turn on the Night.” Order your 2018 International Dark Sky Week t-shirt today! Order Now As IDA celebrates 30-years of fighting for the night, and our 15th annual International Dark Sky Week, we… Read More

Portland, Maine Chooses IDA-Approved Dark Sky Friendly Light Fixtures

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Concerns about light pollution and energy savings prompt Portland, Maine to adopt IDA-Approved Dark Sky Friendly lighting fixtures. Portland, the largest city in the state of Maine, recently began replacing its old streetlights with IDA-Approved… Read More

PhotoDiversity™ Film Festival Celebrating ‘Equity on the Equinox’!

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Celebrate the Power of Night at the PhotoDiversity™ Film Festival, March 20-22 & PhotoDiversity GALA at the American Museum of Natural History, September 20, 2018. Whether we are talking about animals, science or culture, the… Read More

Volunteer for IDA!

IDA is seeking three new volunteers to support the important work of night sky preservation: Member Outreach Volunteer Historical Archive Volunteer Astronomy Outreach Volunteer Member Outreach Volunteer The International Dark-Sky Association is the only International… Read More

Protected: Putman Mountain Observatory Event April 14

Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports human health, preserves wildlife habitat, and provides visual access to celestial objects for professional and amateur astronomers alike. The beauty of a… 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

International Dark-Sky Association 2018 Annual General Meeting

Members of two international organizations dealing with the issue of light pollution will convene in Snowbird Utah for their annual gatherings. The International Dark-Sky Association’s 30th Annual General Meeting will be held Nov. 9 –… Read More

Scientist Sees Education as Best Weapon Against Light Pollution

By Keith Ashley, IDA Director of Philanthropy This article first appeared in Sky’s Up Magazine of the Astronomy Outreach Network. The January-February 2018 issue is a celebration of women “Making Their Mark” in astronomy. The… Read More