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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

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