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Nightscape Photographer Brings Light Pollution In Focus

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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. This month we’re highlighting the work of  IDA Delegate Mike Shaw (Minnesota). … Read more

Research and Dark Sky Advocacy Are a Perfect Match for Scientist

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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. This month we’re highlighting the work of IDA Missouri Chapter Board Member… Read more

The Life-Changing Magic of Dark Skies

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“I seriously believe that a mere gaze at a starry night sky can completely change people and give them hopes and dreams of making this a better world, because that is exactly what happened to me,”… Read more

A Bright Star in the Dark Sky World

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Cindy Luongo Cassidy, creator of the “Be a Star” program in Texas, is a bright star among dark sky advocates. While her awards, accomplishments, and leadership roles in the dark sky realm are substantial, including… Read more

IDA Advocate Opens Teens Eyes to Light Pollution in Chicago

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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. This month we’re highlighting the work of IDA Delegate, Rosalía Lugo.  Self-described… Read more

Carpe Noctem: Efforts to Protect the Dark in Serbia

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Meet Dajana Bjelajac, Ph.D. student studying light pollution at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Bjelajac is an IDA Delegate working to protect the night from light pollution in Serbia through her NGO, Carpe… Read more

From Shielding to Building Codes: Leo Smith is a S.T.A.R.

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Each month IDA features an IDA advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night.  We call them our S.T.A.R.s (Super Talented Advocacy Reports)  Leo Smith, Chair of the IDA… 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

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