International Dark-Sky Association and Globe at Night encourage public to ‘Love the Stars’ in February 2023

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This February, Globe at Night, in partnership with the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), is inviting people to participate in the fourth “Love the Stars” campaign. The International Dark-Sky Association is the recognized authority on light pollution… Read more

Nuevo estudio resalta la necesidad de tomar acciones urgentes para revertir el acelerado crecimiento de la contaminación lumínica

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Traducido por Fernando Avila. To read this post in English, click here. El proyecto de ciencia ciudadana “Globe at Night” encuentra que a nivel mundial la contaminación lumínica se duplica cada ocho años. Un nuevo… Read more

Request for support for a petition to reduce light pollution at night in New Zealand

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The following is a guest post by Nalayini Brito-Davies, Vice President of the IDA Board of Directors. As with most countries in the world, New Zealand is seeing its night skies come under threat from… Read more

New study highlights the need for urgent action to reverse runaway light pollution

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To read this post in Spanish, click here. (Para leer esta publicación en español, haga clic aquí.) Globe at Night community science project finds that light pollution is doubling globally every eight years. A new… Read more

Globe at Night 2023: Can you see the stars?

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Every year, the Globe at Night international community science campaign, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab, raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting community scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations… Read more

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