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International Dark-Sky Association Aims to Raise Awareness About Light Pollution by Hosting Third Annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest

Tucson, Arizona, U.S. – The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce that the third annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest presented by Visit Utah is open for entries through July 21, 2022.  “Images can […] Read more

Light is Energy: Estimating the Impact of Light Pollution on Climate Change

Light is Energy: Estimating the Impact of Light Pollution on Climate Change Image

The classic image of the world at night shows the light from countless bulbs pouring into space. By definition, the light reaching a VIIRS night band sensor, flown on satellites orbiting at 824 kilometers elevation, […] Read more

Lights at the Border: Protecting Some of the Darkest Places in North America

Lights at the Border:  Protecting Some of the Darkest Places in North America Image

In the United States, few locations remain where the night is naturally dark. One of these is stretches of the southern border between the United States and Mexico. In April 2022, the Greater Big Bend […] Read more

Q&A with IDA Advocate DeAnn Gregory

Q&A with IDA Advocate DeAnn Gregory Image

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work […] Read more

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