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Protecting the Night of a Nation 

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Leo Smith, IDA’s Northeast Regional Director and Chair of the Connecticut Chapter, is a strategic leader working to build momentum for dark sky protection across the United States. As a long time dark sky advocate… Read more

The Art of Darkness – Music and the Night Sky

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Nancy Calderon is a Toronto-based musician with a passion for dark skies. She became an IDA Delegate last November, with plans to use music and art to reach new audiences and convince more people to… Read more

Estrellas Ancestrales – Guatemala’s Heritage of Dark Skies

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“I am a living witness of the stars disappearing,” says Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer, a passionate Delegate of the International Dark-Sky Association in Guatemala. An amateur astronomer from a young age, Montúfar started learning about… Read more

14th European Symposium for Protection of Night Sky to be held in Ireland this November

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The Friends of Mayo Dark Skies Community Group will host the 14th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky November 3rd through 5th, 2019, in collaboration with Dark Sky Ireland and an international… Read more

Colorado Celebrates Dark Sky Month This June

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Thanks to the work of the IDA Colorado Chapter, Governor Jared Polis recently proclaimed June 2019 “Dark Sky Month” in the state. This designation is the result of committed dark sky advocates in Colorado, including… Read more

Remembering Thomas Posch

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The light pollution research community lost a remarkable young scholar last week with the untimely death of Dr. Thomas Posch. In addition to his work in light pollution, he is remembered for his research on… Read more

Library Telescope Program Connects Communities to the Cosmos

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This week (April 7–13, 2019), the American Library Association celebrates National Library Week. The theme this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” The Library Telescope Program, which partners astronomy groups with local libraries to provide… Read more

Young Advocates Set Their Eyes on Tackling Light Pollution

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Earlier this month, the International Dark-Sky Association was contacted by a group of students  from Bioscience High School in Phoenix, Arizona. The group, Helping Achieve a Renewable Planet (H.A.R.P.), has been researching the subject of… Read more

International Dark-Sky Association Establishes Ohio Chapter

The International Dark-Sky Association welcomes a new chapter in Ohio U.S. to support efforts that protect the nighttime environment from light pollution across the state of Ohio.  Light pollution–defined as the inappropriate use of artificial… Read more

Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies

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The western part of Texas is home to one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the US, the Permian Basin. Also located in this area is the McDonald Observatory, home of the… Read more

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