World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve Spans U.S./Mexico International Border

Milky Way above Sotol Vista

FORT DAVIS, Texas, U.S. and Coahuila, Mexico — The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, The Nature Conservancy – Davis Mountain Preserve,  and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)  are pleased to announce the certification… Read more

Rémi Boucher: From Earth to the Stars on Mont-Mégantic

Portrait of Dark Sky Advocate Rémi Boucher

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of Rémi Boucher in Canada with an article… Read more

The Regional Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin Saves Another Piece of Western Europe’s Nightscape

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MILLEVACHES, Limousin, France – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is proud to announce the Regional Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve. Joining Alpes Azur Mercantour, Cévennes National… Read more

UK Dark Sky Reserve Success for National Parks

North York Moore Dark Sky

The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks have been designated International Dark Sky Reserves, joining an exclusive global family of Dark Sky Places.   The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are home to… Read more

Alpes Azur Mercantour Becomes Third International Dark Sky Reserve in France

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Alpes Azur Mercantour as an International Dark Sky Reserve. The site is the third International Dark Sky Reserve in France, joining Pic du Midi… Read more

South Australia’s River Murray Designated First International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia

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The River Murray region today received its status as the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia, only the sixteenth site in the world ever to receive this designation. “Today’s announcement of the River Murray… Read more

Cranborne Chase, UK, Designated as International Dark Sky Reserve

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PRESS RELEASE New UK International Dark-Sky Reserve designated today Cranborne Chase becomes the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country to be designated in its entirety as an International Dark-Sky Reserve 18 October… Read more