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Slumgullion Center International Dark Sky Park Designation Approved

Slumgullion Center Dark Sky Park

Hinsdale County is now home to the newest International Dark Sky Park. The Lake Fork Valley Conservancy’s (LFVC) application to designate the 58-acre Slumgullion Center was approved last week by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)… Read more

Historic Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Designated as International Dark Sky Park

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Nestled in the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest at a former historic NASA facility, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Transylvania County has been awarded the prestigious designation of International Dark Sky Park… Read more

Timpanogos Cave National Monument Named Second Urban Night Sky Place

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Timpanogos Cave National Monument as an Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This International Dark Sky Place designation was developed in 2018 to draw attention… Read more

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Named the Largest Dark Sky Sanctuary

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We are pleased to announce that Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the world’s newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary. This is only the 13th location in the world to gain this special designation and at… Read more

Davagh Forest Park Becomes First International Dark Sky Place in Northern Ireland

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Davagh Forest Park has become only the second place on the island of Ireland — and the first in the north — to be accredited as an IDA International Dark Sky Park. It is one… Read more

Utah’s East Canyon State Park Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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East Canyon State Park in northeastern Utah, U.S., has been accredited as an International Dark Sky Park. This designation means that East Canyon State Park has beautifully dark night skies that allow visitors to clearly… Read more

Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Community

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IDA is pleased to announce the Village of Hawthorn Woods as the latest addition to its International Dark Sky Community family. Today’s designation of this small, rural municipality located just 65 kilometers (40 miles) north… Read more

Sunriver designated first International Dark Sky Place in Oregon

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Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory and the Oregon Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association are excited to announce the designation of Sunriver, Oregon as the newest addition to the IDA International Dark Sky Places… Read more

Ridgway, Colorado Tapped with International Dark Sky Community Designation from International Dark-Sky Association

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PRESS RELEASE Ridgway, CO – The International Dark-Sky Association has named Ridgway as the newest addition to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Dark Sky Places Program. As such, Ridgway becomes the second IDA “Dark Sky… Read more

First International Dark Sky Park In New Zealand Accredited

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Wai-iti Recreational Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest has been named the first International Dark Sky Park in New Zealand. The newly designated site consists of 135 hectares of Tasman District Council land just south of Wakefield… Read more