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Small Western Colorado Town Receives International Recognition for Dark Sky

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NORWOOD, Colorado – Feb. 21, 2019 After almost 3 years of hard work on the part of a small team of volunteers in Norwood, Colorado, the International Dark-Sky Association has designated their town as the… Read more

Grand Canyon Lodges Help Protect Grand Sky Views

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Founded in 1919, Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the 277-mile long, one-mile deep canyon attracts about five… Read more

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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