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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

Prineville Reservoir State Park Becomes First International Dark Sky Park in Oregon

Prineville Reservoir State Park Becomes First International Dark Sky Park in Oregon Image

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and IDA are pleased to announce that Prineville Reservoir State Park is today certified as an International Dark Sky Park, making it the newest addition to the International Dark […] Read more

Chiricahua National Monument Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

Chiricahua National Monument Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park Image

IDA today announced Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, U.S. as the 104th designated International Dark Sky Park in the world. Situated near the U.S.-Mexico border, the Monument protects some of the darkest night skies remaining […] Read more

The International Dark-Sky Association and Utah Office of Tourism Celebrate Declaration of Dark Sky Month

The Milky Way showing off the dark sky of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA — The International Dark-Sky Association and the Utah Office of Tourism celebrate Governor Spencer Cox’s declaration of April as Dark Sky Month. Astrotourism and dark sky messaging complement the tourism […] Read more

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