Q&A with IDA Delegate Michelle Wooten

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Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work… Read more

Parc du Mont-Bellevue Becomes Canada’s First Urban Night Sky Place

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SHERBROOKE, Québec, Canada – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has certified the parc du Mont-Bellevue as Canada’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). The park is the fifth International Dark Sky Place in Canada, joining… Read more

Retrofit Gone Right: Q&A with Tim Brothers

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A portion of the following originally appeared as an article in Nightscape #107 (March 2022).  To enjoy new issues of Nightscape all the time, become a member.   Get to know Vice President of IDA… Read more

Marcelo de Olivera Souza: Brazil’s night-sky teacher

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Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of Marcelo de Olivera Souza in Brazil with… Read more

Q&A with IDA Advocate DeAnn Gregory

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Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work… Read more

Samyukta Manikumar: Dark Nights from Kenya to Slovenia

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Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of Samyukta Manikumar in Slovenia and Kenya with… Read more

The Historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Designated as Michigan’s Third International Dark Sky Park

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COPPER HARBOR, Michigan, U.S. — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has named Keweenaw Dark Sky Park the newest addition to the International Dark Sky Places Program. The headquarters for the Dark Sky Park is located… Read more

Call for 2022 Award Nominations

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Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work protecting the night from light pollution? Whether they have dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the… Read more

5 Reasons Why June is a Big Month for Dark Skies in Colorado

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The following is a guest post by Aaron Watson, Board Chair and Chapter Director of IDA Colorado. June 2022 marks the combined success of several dark sky projects in Colorado, including the passage of three… Read more

International Dark Sky Places Program Advocacy – A Review of 2020-2021 Annual Reports

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One of the primary goals of an International Dark Sky Place is to encourage communities and protected areas to become environmental leaders by communicating the importance of dark skies to the general public and providing… Read more