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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

Earth Day: Because Every Day Needs a Night

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Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated globally on April 22 to help raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection. The protection of the natural nighttime environment is a critical mission that impacts all… Read more

Globe at Night 2021: Can You See the Stars?

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

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