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Protect and Restore the Night

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Please make a gift to the Protect the Night Campaign today. Your donation will help bring simple solutions to the problem of light pollution to the places where you live, work, and play.   DONATE… Read more

Toward an Equitable Dark Sky Movement

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The following statement was approved by the IDA Board of Directors on June 11, 2020. Black lives matter.  The brutal killing of George Floyd, the racist reaction to black birder, Christian Cooper in Central Park… Read more

Call for 2020 IDA Award Nominations

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Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work protecting the night from light pollution? Whether they have dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the… Read more

Enter IDA’s ‘Capture the Dark’ Photography Contest

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Nighttime photography plays an important role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of a naturally starry sky connects those who’ve never laid their eyes on the Milky Way to a universe hidden behind the… Read more

Joining Forces to Protect the Night from Light Pollution

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Co-authors: Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director, IDA Brian Liebel, Director of Standards and Research, IES We are delighted to announce that the Boards of Directors of IES and IDA have each unanimously adopted resolutions supporting the… Read more

April’s International Dark Sky Week Urges Homebound Families to “Look Up Together”

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Press Release April 7, 2020 Contact Amanda Gormley Senior Director of Outreach International Dark-Sky Association amanda@darksky.org (240) 920-8466  During International Dark Sky Week, April 19-26, the International Dark-Sky Association invites you and your family to… Read more

IDA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The International Dark-Sky Association is concerned about the worldwide impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We mourn the suffering we’ve seen around the world and we acknowledge the loss faced by the worldwide community. We… Read more

The Human Environment Includes Orbital Space

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By Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director Protecting the night from light pollution for all living things requires bold action. Today, we call on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and all who value the dark… Read more

Light Pollution Research Shows Humans and Wildlife Can Coexist

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It is no secret that light pollution has an impact on wildlife.  For billions of years, all life has relied on Earth’s predictable rhythm of day and night. It’s encoded in the DNA of all… Read more

Women and Girls in the Dark Sky Movement

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February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day to celebrate the incredible contributions women have made to science and technology, highlight the gender inequities in the industry, and inspire… Read more