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Highlights from Under One Sky 2020

Under One Sky 2020 Highlights

This year, when we realized we had to reinvent our Annual Conference and take things virtual, we knew it was a unique opportunity to connect with our global audience. However, we never anticipated the universal… Read more

Annette Lee to Present Keynote at 2020 Global Conference

Annette Lee to speak at IDA 2020 Global Conference

We are very pleased to announce that Annette Lee will be a keynote speaker at the International Dark-Sky Association 2020 Global Conference. The virtual conference will take place on November 13-14.  Sessions will happen across… Read more

The 2020 IDA Award Recipients

IDA 2020 Award Winners

We are very excited to announce the 2020 IDA award recipients! Each year, the International Dark-Sky Association recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve… 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

What You Should Know About Bird Migration and Light Pollution

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We are pleased to announce a new partner in the critical work of protecting the night from light pollution: the National Audubon Society. The two organizations are an excellent fit! Encompassed in Audubon’s mission to… 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

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