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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

First International Dark Sky Place Status In Austria Awarded

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Naturpark Attersee-Traunsee, the largest nature park in the province of Upper Austria, was today named an International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the first designation of any kind in the International Dark Sky […] Read more

Two Virginia State Parks Become World’s Newest International Dark Sky Parks

Two Virginia State Parks Become World’s Newest International Dark Sky Parks Image

IDA has awarded International Dark Sky Park status to Natural Bridge State Park in Rockbridge County and Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County. Both parks are in the U.S. state of Virginia. The announcement […] Read more

2021 U.K. Star Count Shows Light Pollution Reduction During Lockdown

2021 U.K. Star Count Shows Light Pollution Reduction During Lockdown Image

A nationwide Star Count conducted in February by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has revealed a significant drop in light pollution levels across the United Kingdom. The results, which can be seen in […] Read more

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