France Adopts National Light Pollution Policy Among Most Progressive In The World

France Adopts National Light Pollution Policy Among Most Progressive In The World Thumbnail

by John Barentine, IDA Director of Public Policy A new law came into effect in France on the first day of 2019 that sets an important standard in western Europe for the protection of nighttime [...]

Stewart Island/Rakiura Achieves International Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation Thumbnail

All eyes are now looking to the Stewart Island/Rakiura night sky with the Island officially recognised for its exceptional night sky quality. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has confirmed that Stewart Island/Rakiura has been…
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Highlights from the 2018 Annual General Meeting Thumbnail

The 2018 Annual General Meeting in Snowbird, Utah, brought together more than 170 dark sky enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate 30 years of night sky advocacy, network with other dark sky defenders, and…
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Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Designated First International Dark Sky Park In The Scottish Highlands Thumbnail

The high quality of the night skies above Tomintoul and Glenlivet have received a prestigious award by becoming Scotland’s second International Dark Sky Park. Awarded Gold Tier status by the International Dark-Sky Association, the Tomintoul…
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IDA Accepting Applications for Community-Friendly Sports Lighting Design Certification Thumbnail

In recent years, IDA has witnessed a marked increase in the number of outdoor sports lighting complexes built in urban and suburban neighborhoods. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that more than 2,000 outdoor…
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IDA Seeks Next Executive Director

The International Dark-Sky Association is seeking its next Executive Director to lead the organization to new heights and to build on 30 years of success in reducing light pollution and its environmental impacts worldwide.  Our…
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First International Dark Sky Park In U.S. State Of Illinois Designated Thumbnail

IDA today announced the accreditation of Middle Fork River Forest Preserve in Champaign County, Illinois, U.S., as an International Dark Sky Park, that state’s first such designation. The result caps a two-year effort to achieve…
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Leading a Movement: IDA 3-Year Strategic Plan (2019-2021) Thumbnail

Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports human health and heritage, preserves wildlife habitat, saves money, and provides visual access to celestial discovery for professional and amateur astronomers alike…
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IDA Urges Decision-Makers in China Consider Cost-Effective Alternatives to “Artificial Moon” Thumbnail

According to recent media reports, China’s Chengdu, a city in the Sichuan province, has announced plans for an experimental “artificial moon” to be launched in 2020, with two additional satellite launches slated for 2022. The…
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New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail Thumbnail

While New Mexico has long been a destination for dark sky enthusiasts, there had been no organized effort to promote dark sky tourism until the state’s Tourism Department got involved. On a visit to Capulin…
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International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients Thumbnail

  Each year, the IDA recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve and protect the natural nighttime environment. The recipients of the 2018 IDA…
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