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Grand Canyon National Park Officially Certified as an International Dark Sky Park

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News Release Date: June 17, 2019 Contact: Becky Latanich, 928-638-7958 Contact: Rader Lane, 928-638-7641 Grand Canyon, AZ – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce that Grand Canyon National… Read more

Buffalo National River Recognized for its Exceptional Dark Sky

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Release Date: 6/13/2019 Contact: Casey Johannsen, 870-449-4311 Buffalo National River Recognized for its Exceptional Dark Sky Come for the river, stay for the stars HARRISON, ARK. – The National Park Service today announced the designation of… Read more

Planning Your Next Trip to the Dark Side

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When was the last time you saw a star-studded sky? Was it in your backyard last night or on your family vacation to a national park last summer? Perhaps a true night sky is a… Read more

Queensland Becomes a Leading Light with Dark Sky Sanctuary

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The stars are shining bright at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs in Winton with confirmation the museum has received Australia’s first international certification for a Dark Sky Sanctuary. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the internationally-recognized award… Read more

Great Sand Dunes Designated as International Dark Sky Park

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For Immediate Release – 5/9/2019 Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the designation of Great Sand Dunes as an International Dark Sky Park. This designation… Read more

Tonto National Monument Designated as International Dark Sky Park

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Roosevelt, AZ – On May 7, 2019, the National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced that Tonto National Monument has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park. This prestigious award means… Read more

Dinosaur National Monument Designated as an International Dark Sky Park

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Dinosaur, Colorado and Jensen, Utah – Dinosaur National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the designation of Dinosaur as an International Dark Sky Park. This distinction recognizes the skies above Dinosaur as… Read more

Pitcairn Islands Announced International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAPRIL 4, 2019 — ADAMSTOWN, PITCAIRN — The remote Pitcairn Islands group has been named the world’s newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) today. This makes Pitcairn one of… Read more

!Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park of South Africa earns International Dark Sky Sanctuary Status

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The !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park, the ancestral home of the ǂKhomani San and Mier communities, has just been declared an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, recognizing its value as one of the world’s darkest places and… Read more

Public lands at Massacre Rim named International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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For Immediate Release Contact: Pam duPre, pam@nevadawilderness.org March 30, 2019 — The Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area in far northern Washoe County, Nevada has been designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, only the seventh… Read more

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