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West Virginia Celebrates Three New Dark Sky Parks

Watoga Dam under the Milky Way

  MARLINTON, West Virginia, USA — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded Watoga State Park in West Virginia with the official Dark Sky Park status on October 18, 2021.  The adjacent Calvin Price State… Read more

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

Fry Family Park is Certified as Ohio’s First Urban Night Sky Place

View of the Milky Way above Fry Family Park. PC: Terry Mann

                                              MAGNOLIA, Ohio, USA — Stark County Park’s Fry Family Park has been… Read more

Stacy Park Awarded as the World’s Newest Urban Night Sky Place

Night sky above Stacy Park.

OLIVETTE, MO, USA — On October 3, 2021, Stacy Park, located in the City of Olivette, received certification as an Urban Night Sky Place by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).  “We are pleased to announce… Read more

Artificial Light Impacting Coral Reef Species: A Case Study

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Each month, IDA’s Director of Conservation, Ashley Wilson, tackles a new piece of scientific research regarding light pollution and breaks it down for us in a blog post. As a resident of sunny Florida, I… Read more

September Monthly Star: Q&A with Advocate Diane Turnshek from Pittsburgh, USA

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Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work… Read more

Aparna Venkatesan to Present Keynote at 2021 Under One Sky Conference

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We are pleased to announce that Aparna Venkatesan is a keynote speaker for the International Dark-Sky Association’s 2021 Under One Sky Conference. The virtual conference will take place across 24 hours from November 12-13. During… Read more

Check out the Newly Redesigned Nightscape Magazine!

Cover of Nightscape #105

We are delighted to bring you a sneak peek of the digital version of the newly redesigned Nightscape magazine, Summer 2021 edition, #105. Nightscape is our award-winning publication, that provides current news about the International… Read more

IDA Co-Founder David Crawford Recognized with IES Medal Award

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For those who have been connected to IDA’s work for any length of time, it will come as no surprise that this year, the Illuminating Engineering Society has bestowed its highest honor, the Medal Award… Read more

North Ronaldsay’s Dark Skies Gain International Recognition

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ORKNEY, Scotland — North Ronaldsay of the Orkney Archipelago has been recognized as a Dark Sky Island and an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). The island, far from sources of… Read more