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

Lisa Heschong to present keynote at 2022 Under One Sky Conference

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                          We are pleased to announce that Lisa Heschong is a keynote speaker for the International Dark-Sky Association’s 2022 Under One Sky Conference… Read more

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area Named IDA’s 200th Certified Dark Sky Place

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MERRITT RESERVOIR STATE RECREATION AREA, Cherry County, Nebraska, U.S. – Nebraska Tourism, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) is certified as an… Read more

Parc du Mont-Bellevue Becomes Canada’s First Urban Night Sky Place

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SHERBROOKE, Québec, Canada – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has certified the parc du Mont-Bellevue as Canada’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). The park is the fifth International Dark Sky Place in Canada, joining… Read more