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Fireflies Need the Dark to Talk with Light

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The Effects of Light Pollution on Fireflies As light pollution spreads across our planet, we have to venture to more remote areas to enjoy the night skies. This is a minor inconvenience compared to the [...]

The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night…
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  THE CHALLENGE IS DAUNTING BUT THE SOLUTION IS WITHIN OUR REACH Help IDA Save Dark Skies   I grew up in the 1950’s in Arlington Heights, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The skies…
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The Night Sky and You

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IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night. What You’ll Need Internet ccess Electronic…
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International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is pleased to solicit applications for the 2017 board of directors election. Because IDA board service constitutes a substantial commitment, we are seeking applicants who are excited, passionate, and dedicated to…
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The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night…
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Help us raise $140,000 for dark skies! Give now and your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar!   Make a Donation   For the past 29 years, International Dark-Sky Association has made lasting inroads…
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The Night Sky and You

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on June 13, 2017 By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire…
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Hungary Takes The Lead In Europe As Third International Dark Sky Park Is Named Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) today announced the designation of Bükk National Park in northern Hungary as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Park. Known as “Bükki Csillagoségbolt-park” (“Bükk Starry Sky Park”) in Hungary, the…
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The Night Sky and You

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on June 8, 2017 By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire…
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Newport State Park, Wisconsin’s only wilderness state park, has now also become the first state park in Wisconsin designated by IDA as an International Dark Sky Park, one of just 48 parks in the world…
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