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Mesa Verde Certified as an International Dark Sky Park

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce Mesa Verde National Park has been accredited as the 100th International Dark Sky Park. This certification recognizes the exceptional […] Read more

IDA Partners with Appalachian Mountain Club to Name First International Dark Sky Park in New England

IDA Partners with Appalachian Mountain Club to Name First International Dark Sky Park in New England Image

The Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Maine Woods property on Tuesday became the first International Dark Sky Park designated in New England. Because of significant light pollution affecting most of the eastern United States, there are […] Read more

Colorado Town’s International Dark Sky Community Designation a Reflection of Its Spiritual and Environmental Values

Colorado Town’s International Dark Sky Community Designation a Reflection of  Its Spiritual and Environmental Values Image

In recognition of its exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting policies, dark sky education and citizen support, the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) announced […] Read more

May 26th Lunar Eclipse to Delight Observers Around the World

A total lunar eclipse similar to what can be observed on May 26.

Get ready! On May 26th, a total lunar eclipse will delight observers across much of the world. A total lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth, and Moon perfectly line up, and Earth’s dark, inner […] Read more

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