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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

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Michigan, Designated International Dark Sky Park

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The Cass County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association, making it one of only two… Read more

We all share one big sky. Help protect it.

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Light pollution doesn’t stop at borders – and that’s why our work to protect the night is a global movement. We all share one big sky.  Donate Now and Receive a Free 2020 Calendar!  Outdoor… Read more

NIGHTSCAPE: IDA 2018 Annual Report Published

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The International Dark-Sky Association’s 2018 Annual Report has been published and is available to view and download here. The 2018 Annual Report includes a letter from Executive Director Ruskin Hartley, features the organization’s International Dark… Read more

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge named first-ever IDA Urban Night Sky Place

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge as the organization’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This designation is the first of its kind, developed… Read more

Our Work to Protect the Night is a Global Effort

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Three major events in October and November connect the worldwide movement to protect the night from light pollution. The New Zealand Starlight Conference in Tekapo, New Zealand takes place October 20th through 23rd, followed by… Read more

Program Update – 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference

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Shooting for the Stars: 2019 Annual General Meeting & Conference The International Dark-Sky Association is excited to welcome the dark sky community to Tucson, Arizona for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference. During this… Read more