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The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

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Leading a Movement: IDA 3-Year Strategic Plan (2019-2021)

Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports human health and heritage, preserves wildlife habitat, saves money, and provides visual access to celestial discovery for professional and amateur astronomers alike. […] Read More

Highlights from the 2018 Annual General Meeting

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The 2018 Annual General Meeting in Snowbird, Utah, brought together more than 170 dark sky enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate 30 years of night sky advocacy, network with other dark sky defenders, and […] Read More

Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Designated First International Dark Sky Park In The Scottish Highlands

Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Designated First International Dark Sky Park In The Scottish Highlands Image

The high quality of the night skies above Tomintoul and Glenlivet have received a prestigious award by becoming Scotland’s second International Dark Sky Park. Awarded Gold Tier status by the International Dark-Sky Association, the Tomintoul […] Read More

IDA Accepting Applications for Community-Friendly Sports Lighting Design Certification

IDA Accepting Applications for Community-Friendly Sports Lighting Design Certification Image

In recent years, IDA has witnessed a marked increase in the number of outdoor sports lighting complexes built in urban and suburban neighborhoods. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that more than 2,000 outdoor […] Read More

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