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Fight for the Stars

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The following is a guest post by dark sky advocate Emma Schmidt, from Austin, Texas, USA. Hello! I am Emma Schmidt, a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 145. I just finished high school in Austin… Read more

A Land of Perpetual False Dawn

Light pollution from greenhouses at night

The following is a guest post by Ken Walczak, Senior Manager for Far Horizons at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Quite often when one thinks of light pollution the first image that comes to… Read more

Pandemic Perspective

Pandemic Perspective Shift

This is piece is a guest post written by Jess Cleeves, who served on the IDA Board of Directors from 2018-2020.  My favorite task as an IDA board member was reviewing applications for International Dark… Read more

Light Pollution and the Beginner Astronomer

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Guest post by Peter Thompson, co-founder of Astronomy for Beginners Above your head every night, there is a light show that will take your breath away. That is, it will take your breath away if… Read more

Young Advocates Set Their Eyes on Tackling Light Pollution

HARP students light pollution stakeholder meeting

Earlier this month, the International Dark-Sky Association was contacted by a group of students  from Bioscience High School in Phoenix, Arizona. The group, Helping Achieve a Renewable Planet (H.A.R.P.), has been researching the subject of… Read more

Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife

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  by Callum Macgregor Postdoctoral research associate, University of York Conservation is often a conflict between the demands of development and a desire to do what is best for the environment. It’s rare that we get… Read more

How Light Pollution Affects the Pennsylvanian Ecosystem

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By guest writer, Craig Campbell As little as 100 years ago, it was possible to look up in the sky at night and see millions of stars spread across the Milky Way. Now, there are… Read more

Survey of International Dark-Sky Association Members: Findings and Implications

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By guest contributor: Megan Albaugh Bonham Light pollution and night sky preservation have caught the attention of many researchers, but social scientists have been slow to join in. I hope to change that. I’m a… Read more

Seabird Fatalities Caused by Artificial Lights

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By guest writer Airam Rodríguez, postdoctoral researcher at Estación Biológica de Doñana CSIC, Spain Human alteration of natural light levels in the environment increases every year and leads to the loss of natural nightscapes worldwide. Light… Read more

The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night… Read more