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New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail

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While New Mexico has long been a destination for dark sky enthusiasts, there had been no organized effort to promote dark sky tourism until the state’s Tourism Department got involved. On a visit to Capulin… Read More

World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve Is Largest In Europe

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Dark night skies remain accessible over southeastern France, thanks to efforts undertaken by a region of the country described by National Geographic as “classic landscape of traditional French life”. In recognition, Cévennes National Park has been… Read More

Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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The National Park Service and IDA are pleased to announce that Petrified Forest National Park has been officially designated as an International Dark Sky Park. An IDA International Dark-Sky Park (IDSP) is a land possessing… Read More

Wimberley Valley Cities Become Third International Dark Sky Community in Texas

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In recognition of noteworthy local efforts to reduce light pollution and promote the benefits of nighttime darkness, IDA today designated the Wimberley Valley of Texas as an International Dark Sky Community. It is only the… Read More

The Pull of Dark Sky Islands

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By Guest Writer Ada Blair I love visiting islands. I always feel a strong sense of crossing a threshold, entering into a different, more relaxed frame of mind, when I’m on a ferry leaving the mainland… Read More

Parque Nacional Histórico de Tumacácori es Designado Como Sitio Internacional de Cielos Oscuros

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TUMACÁCORI, AZ – El Parque Nacional Histórico de Tumacácori  (Tumacácori NHP) esta orgullosos de anunciar que ha sido acreditado como el 100º sitio Internacional del Cielos Oscuros designado por la Asociación Internacional de Cielos Oscuros (IDA)… Read More

Tumacácori National Historical Park Becomes 100th Designated International Dark Sky Place

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TUMACÁCORI, AZ – Tumacácori National Historical Park (NHP) is proud to announce it has received accreditation as the 100th designated International Dark Sky Place by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Tumacácori NHP is honored to… Read More

Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated World’s 4th International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah, U.S., as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. The Sanctuary designation is the… Read More

First International Dark Sky Place Established In Japan

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Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, located in the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. It is the first location in Japan to receive accreditation through the International Dark Sky Places Program, and… Read More

Utah’s Steinaker State Park Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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Steinaker State Park in Utah, U.S., today received its new status as an International Dark Sky Park. It is the fourth Utah state park to receive IDA accreditation, joining Antelope Island, Goblin Valley, and Dead… Read More