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Announcing the 2021 Award Recipients

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We are very excited to announce the 2021 IDA award recipients! Each year, the International Dark-Sky Association recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve… Read more

Call for 2021 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

The 2020 IDA Award Recipients

IDA 2020 Award Winners

We are very excited to announce the 2020 IDA award recipients! Each year, the International Dark-Sky Association recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve… Read more

Call for 2020 IDA 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

International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2019 Award Winners

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Each year, the International Dark-Sky Association recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve and protect the night. As leaders in their communities, the awardees… Read more

Call for 2019 IDA Award Nominations

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Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work defending the natural nighttime environment? The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to request nominations for the 2019 IDA Awards. Each year, IDA… Read more

International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients

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  Each year, the IDA recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve and protect the natural nighttime environment. The recipients of the 2018 IDA… Read more

International Dark-Sky Association Recognizes 2017 Award Winners

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IDA Awards recognize and share the exemplary achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission. U.S. and international dark sky heroes are recognized for their contributions to combatting light pollution. The 2017… Read more

2017 IDA Award Winners

2017 Award Recipients Crawford-Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award The Crawford-Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award commemorates IDA Co-Founder and former Executive Director, Dr. David L. Crawford, and IDA Co-Founder and former President of the IDA Board of Directors… Read more

7 Dark Sky Highlights of 2015

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1.   17 New International Dark Sky Places Our International Dark Sky Places program had another record breaking year. We designated 17 new Dark Sky Places, breaking 2014’s record of 13! The new Dark Sky… Read more