DonateJoin

Fulda, Germany Earns International Dark Sky Community Status, First in the Country

Fulda, Germany Earns International Dark Sky Community Status, First in the Country Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Fulda, Germany as a Provisional International Dark Sky Community. The designation marks the first International Dark Sky Community in Germany. Located near the western edge… Read more

Devils River State Natural Area Designated as First International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas, Sixth in World

Devils River State Natural Area Designated as First International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas, Sixth in World Thumbnail

DEL RIO— Devils River State Natural Area has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), making it the only Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas. As the sixth International Dark… Read more

Stewart Island/Rakiura Achieves International Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation

Stewart Island/Rakiura Achieves International Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation Thumbnail

All eyes are now looking to the Stewart Island/Rakiura night sky with the Island officially recognised for its exceptional night sky quality. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has confirmed that Stewart Island/Rakiura has been… Read more

Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Designated First International Dark Sky Park In The Scottish Highlands

Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Designated First International Dark Sky Park In The Scottish Highlands Thumbnail

The high quality of the night skies above Tomintoul and Glenlivet have received a prestigious award by becoming Scotland’s second International Dark Sky Park. Awarded Gold Tier status by the International Dark-Sky Association, the Tomintoul… Read more

First International Dark Sky Park In U.S. State Of Illinois Designated

First International Dark Sky Park In U.S. State Of Illinois Designated Thumbnail

IDA today announced the accreditation of Middle Fork River Forest Preserve in Champaign County, Illinois, U.S., as an International Dark Sky Park, that state’s first such designation. The result caps a two-year effort to achieve… Read more

New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail

New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail Thumbnail

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

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

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

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

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

Wimberley Valley Cities Become Third International Dark Sky Community in Texas Thumbnail

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

The Pull of Dark Sky Islands Thumbnail

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