International Dark Sky Week 2015

13-18 APRIL 2015

Six Days of Celebration, Learning and Action!

Starry Sky Arches Person NPS photo by Jacob W Frank

 

 

Celebrate the stars! Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month.

 

 

I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future . . . I want to help preserve its wonder." – Jennifer Barlow

 

Credit: NPS Photo by Jacob W. Frank

 

Dark Sky Week Goals

  • Inspire people to celebrate the beauty of the night sky
  • Raise awareness about the negative effects of light pollution
  • Embolden folks to Take Action!

IYL2015 logo transp 72dpiInternational Year Of Light 2015

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015), commemorating the achievements of light science, its applications, and its contributions to humankind. IDA is committed to being an active participant in IYL2015 activities and events during International Dark Sky Week 2015 and throughout the year.

 

Looking for the IDSW 2014 pages?  Click here.