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North Ronaldsay’s Dark Skies Gain International Recognition

Image of North Rondaldsy at night.

ORKNEY, Scotland — North Ronaldsay of the Orkney Archipelago has been recognized as a Dark Sky Island and an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). The island, far from sources of […] Read more

IDA Co-Founder David Crawford Recognized with IES Medal Award

IDA Co-Founder David Crawford Recognized with IES Medal Award Image

For those who have been connected to IDA’s work for any length of time, it will come as no surprise that this year, the Illuminating Engineering Society has bestowed its highest honor, the Medal Award, […] Read more

North Ronaldsay’s Dark Skies Gain International Recognition

Image of North Rondaldsy at night.

ORKNEY, Scotland — North Ronaldsay of the Orkney Archipelago has been recognized as a Dark Sky Island and an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). The island, far from sources of […] Read more

Pellworm and Spiekeroog, Germany are certified as Star Islands and International Dark Sky Communities

Image depicting Spiekeroog at night.

WADDEN SEA, Germany — The islands of Pellworm and Spiekeroog in the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea are now recognized as Star Islands (Sterneninsel in German) and International Dark Sky Communities by the International Dark-Sky […] Read more

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