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Enter IDA’s ‘Capture the Dark’ Photography Contest

Capture the Dark Photography Contest

Photography plays a powerful role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of the naturally dark sky connects those who’ve never laid eyes on the naturally dark sky to a universe hidden behind the veil […] Read more

Vision and Values Update: Toward a More Equitable Dark Sky Movement

Vision and Values Update: Toward a More Equitable Dark Sky Movement Image

One year ago, IDA issued a statement centered on aspiring toward a more equitable dark sky movement. Like many of our peers, the events of 2020 not only demonstrated the need for reconciliation and reform […] Read more

Astrophotography Tips & Tricks

Astrophotography tips and tricks

With our second annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest underway, we thought it was a good time to round up some talented astrophotographers from around the world to share some of their tips and tricks […] Read more

Michigan, USA Declares July 2021 “Dark Sky Awareness Month”

Dark Sky Awareness Month Michigan

Lansing, Michigan, USA – Last month, the Michigan State Senate adopted a resolution formally recognizing July 2021 as Dark Sky Awareness Month in the state. This accomplishment is the result of a six-month-long effort championed […] Read more


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