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International Dark Sky Week 2019

2019 International Dark Sky Week

Join the International Dark-Sky Association for a week of celebration, learning, and action! 2019 International Dark Sky Week is Sunday, March 31 – Sunday, April 7!  Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International […] Read more

James River State Park, Virginia named an International Dark Sky Park

James River State Park Dark Sky Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 19, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. – What began as a project for Lora Callahan to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award has ended with James River State Park being named an […] Read more

Rappahannock County Park Awarded International Dark Sky Park Designation

Rappahannock County Park Awarded International Dark Sky Park Designation Image

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/7/2019 Contact: Torney Van Acker Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority – Vice-Chair 703-250-7943, WASHINGTON, Va. — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) awarded Rappahannock County Park International Dark Sky Park status at […] Read more

“Radiance Light Trends” Shows Changes in Earth’s Light Emissions

“Radiance Light Trends” Shows Changes in Earth’s Light Emissions Image

Many scientific datasets from satellites are in principle available for free, but that doesn’t mean that they are actually accessible to the wider public. A new web application aims to change that, at least for […] Read more


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