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The city of Bee Cave, Texas certified as International Dark Sky Community

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BEE CAVE, Texas, USA – The City of Bee Cave was certified as an International Dark Sky Community by DarkSky International. This certification is a huge accomplishment that the city hopes will encourage other Texas… Read more

Community of Xichong recognized as first International Dark Sky Community in China

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XICHONG, Shenzhen, China – Xichong, Shenzhen, is now an International Dark Sky Community certified by DarkSky International. Becoming the first International Dark Sky Community in China, this recognition is a milestone for Shenzhen to achieve… Read more

Ynys Enlli named first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Wales, United Kingdom

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YNYS ENLLI, Wales, UK – Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), north Wales, has received International Dark Sky Sanctuary (IDSS) certification from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). This certification makes Enlli the first site in Europe to… Read more

City of Rocks National Reserve Achieves International Dark Sky Park Certification

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CITY OF ROCKS NATIONAL RESERVE, Almo, Idaho, U.S. – City of Rocks National Reserve (henceforth “City”) is proud to announce that it has received full certification as an International Dark Sky Park by the International… Read more

Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve Becomes New Zealand’s Second International Dark Sky Reserve

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SOUTH WAIRARAPA and CARTERTON DISTRICTS, New Zealand – The Districts of South Wairarapa and Carterton of New Zealand’s North Island named Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve, the newest International Dark Sky Reserve certified by the International… Read more

IDA appeals FCC approval of SpaceX Gen2 satellite constellation

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On December 29, 2022, IDA lodged an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of the order of the Federal Communications Commission: In the Matter of Space Exploration Holdings… Read more

Responsible Outdoor Lighting at Night (ROLAN) manifesto for lighting

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By following the ROLAN manifesto, governments, businesses, and individuals can support the implementation of the United Nations sustainable development goals. IDA is joining leading partners in the global lighting community to endorse a lighting manifesto… Read more

Light Monitor Grant Program

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We are pleased to announce the rollout of our new pilot Light Monitor Grant Program. By partnering with Asterion, we are providing specialized devices that monitor the presence of visible artificial light at night to… Read more

Lost Trail NWR Named Montana’s Newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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LOST TRAIL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Flathead County, Montana, U.S. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced today that Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) has received certification as… Read more

Announcing the 2022 IDA Award Recipients

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We are very excited to announce the 2022 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