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IDA 2017 Annual General Meeting Highlights

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The 2017 Annual General Meeting in Boston brought IDA supporters, members, and chapter leaders together with more than 40 speakers from around the world. Experts, advocates, artists, and night sky enthusiasts of all stripes shared [...]

Small Changes, Big Impact

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IDA approved Dark Sky Friendly fixtures light only the ground where light is needed. It’s a simple idea that saves energy and reduces skyglow to preserve our view of the night sky. A consumer-based lighting…
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You’ve discovered something that—without your help—much of the world may never come to know: the vast universe that exists beyond our urban and rural lightscapes. The short videos below are shared by just a few…
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Pollination is essential for the reproduction of many plant species. Some flowering plants rely on the wind or water to spread their pollen, but most depend on animals for pollination. Insects like bees, moths, and…
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Our annual Matching Gifts Challenge is underway with a goal to raise $140,000 to protect the night sky. If you’ve considered making a contribution, you’re not alone! Check out these inspiring nine people just like…
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IDA is Seeking Sponsors to Step Up for Dark Skies IDA’s mission to protect our world’s dark skies from devastating light pollution calls out to everyone for their own brand of support—something that reflects their…
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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…
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The Night Sky and You v. 13

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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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“All Living Things on Earth Need and Deserve a Night Sky” Thumbnail

  Growing up on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific exposed me to one of the darkest and least light polluted skies on earth. As a child, I would marvel at the impossibly huge number…
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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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Like moths to a flame: National Moth Week, and how you can help our nighttime wildlife Thumbnail

Next week, as night falls, people across the USA and around the world will be found huddled in groups, waiting, staring into bright light sources. This is not some strange cult or ritual; in fact…
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