Lyrids to Put On a Show for International Dark Sky Week

Lyrids 2022: A Lyrid meteor streaks across the night sky in front of the Milky Way

Each year, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is active in mid-late April when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). This marks the end of the meteor shower drought over the last… Read more

Register Now for the Responsible Outdoor Lighting at Night Conference (ROLAN 2022)

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce that we are a founding partner of the Responsible Outdoor Lighting at Night Conference (ROLAN 2022). ROLAN 2022 is a two‐day online conference taking place May 12-13… Read more

Globe at Night 2022: Can You See the Stars?

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Every year, the Globe at Night international community science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting community scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, tablet… Read more

Aparna Venkatesan to Present Keynote at 2021 Under One Sky Conference

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We are pleased to announce that Aparna Venkatesan is a keynote speaker for the International Dark-Sky Association’s 2021 Under One Sky Conference. The virtual conference will take place across 24 hours from November 12-13. During… Read more

Dark and Quiet Skies: An opportunity to make your voice heard around the world

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We invite you to participate in the second United Nations-sponsored conference on Dark and Quiet Skies Conference for Science and Society, to be held as a hybrid virtual and in-person event on October 3-7, 2021. … Read more

The 2021 Capture the Dark Winners and Honorable Mentions

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Photography is one of the most powerful tools in dark sky advocacy. A photograph has the power to spark conservation awareness and reveal how beautiful and functional dark sky-friendly lighting can be. To celebrate, we… Read more

SATCON2 Workshop to Take Place in Mid-July

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In early 2020, 40 experts came together to assess the impact of satellite constellations on astronomy and to consider possible mitigation solutions. They presented their findings for discussion at the SATCON1 workshop at the end of June… Read more

Enter IDA’s ‘Capture the Dark’ Photography Contest

Capture the Dark Photography Contest

Photography plays a powerful role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of the naturally dark sky connects those who’ve never laid eyes on the naturally dark sky to a universe hidden behind the veil… Read more

International Dark Sky Week 2021: Save the Date

International Dark Sky Week 2021 Dates

International Dark Sky Week 2021 is rapidly approaching! This year, we invite everyone to discover the night during the week of April 5-12.  Every year, the International Dark-Sky Association hosts International Dark Sky Week (IDSW)… Read more

Register Now for the 2020 Annual General Meeting and Conference!

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Registration for the 2020 IDA Annual General Meeting and Conference is now open!  You can register here now. IDA members, advocates, partners, and supporters are invited to virtually attend the weekend of networking, fun, and… Read more