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IDA Announces Lighting Guidelines for Electronic Messaging Centers

IDA Announces Lighting Guidelines for Electronic Messaging Centers Thumbnail

Today the International Dark-Sky Association released lighting guidelines for electronic messaging centers (EMCs). The guidelines, developed in line with Illuminating Engineering Society’s off-roadway sign recommendations, are the culmination of a two-year IDA process to address [...]

Library Telescope Program Connects Communities to the Cosmos Thumbnail

This week (April 7–13, 2019), the American Library Association celebrates National Library Week. The theme this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” The Library Telescope Program, which partners astronomy groups with local libraries to provide…
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Public lands at Massacre Rim named International Dark Sky Sanctuary Thumbnail

For Immediate Release Contact: Pam duPre, March 30, 2019 — The Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area in far northern Washoe County, Nevada has been designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, only the seventh…
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Ruskin and family

The International Dark-Sky Association welcomes new leadership this year, as Ruskin Hartley joins the organization as Executive Director. Ruskin brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to IDA and is eager to…
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Remembering Robert “Bob” L. Gent Thumbnail

  The dark sky community has lost a long-time friend and enthusiastic supporter of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Bob Gent, retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, former space systems officer, astronomy enthusiast, and…
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James River State Park Dark Sky Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 19, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. – What began as a project for Lora Callahan to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award has ended with James River State Park being named an…
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Rappahannock County Park Awarded International Dark Sky Park Designation Thumbnail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/7/2019 Contact: Torney Van Acker Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority – Vice-Chair 703-250-7943, WASHINGTON, Va. — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) awarded Rappahannock County Park International Dark Sky Park status at…
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“Radiance Light Trends” Shows Changes in Earth’s Light Emissions Thumbnail

Many scientific datasets from satellites are in principle available for free, but that doesn’t mean that they are actually accessible to the wider public. A new web application aims to change that, at least for…
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Small Western Colorado Town Receives International Recognition for Dark Sky Thumbnail

NORWOOD, Colorado – Feb. 21, 2019 After almost 3 years of hard work on the part of a small team of volunteers in Norwood, Colorado, the International Dark-Sky Association has designated their town as the…
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IDA Seeks 2,000 Globe at Night Measurements in March Thumbnail

Call to Action: The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) calls on night sky enthusiasts around the world to rate the brightness of their night sky with the Globe at Night night sky measurement campaign this March…
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Grand Canyon Lodges Help Protect Grand Sky Views Thumbnail

Founded in 1919, Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the 277-mile long, one-mile deep canyon attracts about five…
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