An IDA International Dark Sky Reserve is a public or private land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment. Reserves consist of a core area meeting minimum criteria for sky quality and natural darkness, and a peripheral area that supports dark sky preservation in the core. Reserves are formed through a partnership of multiple land managers who have recognized the value of the natural nighttime environment through regulations and long-term planning.
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Certified IDA International Dark Sky Reserves
2017 Submission Deadline Dates
|28 November 2016||23 January 2017|
|27 March 2017||22 May 2017|
|24 July 2017||25 September 2017|
|27 November 2017|