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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge named first-ever IDA Urban Night Sky Place

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge as the organization’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This designation is the first of its kind, developed […] Read more

NIGHTS OVER TUCSON: How the Tucson, Arizona, LED Conversion Improved the Quality of the Night

NIGHTS OVER TUCSON: How the Tucson, Arizona, LED Conversion Improved the Quality of the Night Image

Can a lighting retrofit in a growing metropolitan city save energy, maintain safety standards, and protect the starry night sky? __ Tucson, Arizona, is a major metropolitan city in the southwest United States. The city […] Read more

South Australia’s River Murray Designated First International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia

South Australia’s River Murray Designated First International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia Image

The River Murray region today received its status as the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia, only the sixteenth site in the world ever to receive this designation. “Today’s announcement of the River Murray […] Read more

Looking Up! Inspires Artistic Exploration of the Night Sky

Looking Up! Inspires Artistic Exploration of the Night Sky Image

Guest post by IDA member, Jim Altenstadter  One year ago, I attended the Annual General Meeting of the International Dark-Sky Association in Snowbird, Utah. I was captivated by the many presentations featuring photographic images of […] Read more

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