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Call to Present at IDA 2020 Virtual AGM & Conference | The Movement to Protect the Night

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Since 1988, IDA’s work to protect the night from light pollution has grown into a movement, led by a worldwide community of dark sky advocates from around the world.  Right now, thought leaders in the… Read more

Protect and Restore the Night

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Please make a gift to the Protect the Night Campaign today. Your donation will help bring simple solutions to the problem of light pollution to the places where you live, work, and play.   DONATE… Read more

Help Map Light Pollution and Set a World Record

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PRESS RELEASE Can you see the stars? Who has the darkest skies? Tell us what you can see on the longest night, help us map Australia’s light pollution, and set a world record . Scientists are… 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

Enter IDA’s ‘Capture the Dark’ Photography Contest

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Nighttime photography plays an important role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of a naturally starry sky connects those who’ve never laid their eyes on the Milky Way to a universe hidden behind the… Read more

April’s International Dark Sky Week Urges Homebound Families to “Look Up Together”

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Press Release April 7, 2020 Contact Amanda Gormley Senior Director of Outreach International Dark-Sky Association amanda@darksky.org (240) 920-8466  During International Dark Sky Week, April 19-26, the International Dark-Sky Association invites you and your family to… Read more

Love the stars? Astronomers have a unique suggestion for Valentine’s Day

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PRESS RELEASE: February 11, 2020 from National Science Foundation OIR Lab Few sights are more romantic than a star-filled sky, but there are fewer and fewer places on Earth where we can still enjoy a truly… Read more

Protect the Night and Double Your Impact!

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IDA supporters are people who understand the sense of awe and the connection to something bigger found in pristine, starry skies. Sadly, because of light pollution, only a handful of the 5,000 stars visible in… Read more

Response to SpaceX Starlink Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation

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Tucson, AZ – On May 23, 2019, the spacecraft company, SpaceX launched a group of sixty satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). Due to their reflective solar panels and other metal surfaces, the satellites are… Read more

IDA Seeks 2,000 Globe at Night Measurements in March

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Call to Action: The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) calls on night sky enthusiasts around the world to rate the brightness of their night sky with the Globe at Night night sky measurement campaign this March… Read more