International Dark-Sky Association Aims to Raise Awareness About Light Pollution by Hosting Third Annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest

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Tucson, Arizona, U.S. – The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce that the third annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest presented by Visit Utah is open for entries through July 21, 2022.  “Images can… 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

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

Dark Sky Preservation and Environment/Conservation Organizations: A Case Study

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The following is a guest post by IDA Advocate Douglas Arion, PhD. He is also the Executive Director of Mountains of Stars, an IAU Dark Sky Ambassador, and a member of the AAS Light Pollution… Read more

Six Ways to Take Action This International Dark Sky Week

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International Dark Sky Week 2022 (April 22-30) will be here before you know it. Whether you live in a rural community, a big city, or anywhere in between, there are so many fun ways to… Read more

Globe at Night 2022: Can You See the Stars?

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Every year, the Globe at Night international community science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting community scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, tablet… Read more

New App Aims to Better Understand Nighttime Satellite Data

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A team of community scientists and researchers from the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have developed a new mobile app called ‘Nachtlicht’ (NightLights). The app allows participants to record various… Read more

Dark and Quiet Skies: An opportunity to make your voice heard around the world

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We invite you to participate in the second United Nations-sponsored conference on Dark and Quiet Skies Conference for Science and Society, to be held as a hybrid virtual and in-person event on October 3-7, 2021. … 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

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