Turning Teens On to Dark Sky Advocacy

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The following is a guest post by Rachele Rosi-Kessel, a member of IDA Massachusetts and a Boston resident.  In May of 2022, I offered to host a table at the Massachusetts Youth Climate Action Network… Read more

Dark skies over Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Ukrainian photographer and dark-sky enthusiast Pavlo Pakhomenko recently managed to photograph the night sky above his hometown, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Under the terrible conditions of blackouts and curfews due to the Russian invasion, Pakhomenko found solace… Read more

5 Reasons Why June is a Big Month for Dark Skies in Colorado

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The following is a guest post by Aaron Watson, Board Chair and Chapter Director of IDA Colorado. June 2022 marks the combined success of several dark sky projects in Colorado, including the passage of three… Read more

Dark Sky Preservation and Environment/Conservation Organizations: A Case Study

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The following is a guest post by IDA Advocate Douglas Arion, PhD. He is also the Executive Director of Mountains of Stars, an IAU Dark Sky Ambassador, and a member of the AAS Light Pollution… Read more

Translating Research into Practice

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The following is a guest post submitted by Catherine Pérez Vega and Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska (IDA Technical Committee) about their recently published article “A Systematic Review for Establishing Relevant Environmental Parameters for Urban Lighting: Translating Research… Read more

In Search of the Stars: An Artistic Collaboration Between Two Dark Sky Advocates

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The following is a guest post by IDA Advocates Sriram Murali and Nurul Syahirah Binti Nazarudin about their artistic collaboration on a project titled ‘In Search of the Stars.’ I often wonder how it would… Read more

Towards a Dark Sky Standard: A Lighting Guide to Protect Dark Skies from Local Need to Landscape Impact

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The following is a guest post by Dan Oakley, Lead Ranger and Dark Skies Lead at South Downs National Park in the UK.  One of the difficulties for dark skies protection in the UK is… Read more

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

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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

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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