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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

The Lyrids: The End of the Meteor Shower Drought

Lyrid Meteor Shower

Each year, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is active in mid-late April when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). This marks the end of the meteor shower drought over the last […] Read more

First International Dark Sky Place Status In Austria Awarded

First International Dark Sky Place Status In Austria Awarded Image

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

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