We at DarkSky International want to express our sincerest thank you and congratulations to dark sky advocates around the world for making International Dark Sky Week 2023 a resounding success! None of this could have… Read more
Q&A with DarkSky Advocate Karolina Damjanoska
Each month the DarkSky International features a DarkSky Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work of… Read more
Dark skies over Shanghai: Celebrating International Dark Sky Week with the Shanghai Astronomy Museum and Rémy Martin.
You can set your watch by it. At 10 pm every night—11 pm in the Summer—the light display in the Shanghai central business district goes dark. I was there as the guest of Frank Fei… Read more
Call for 2023 Award Nominations
Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for protecting the night from light pollution? Whether they have dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the lighting industry… Read more
Capture the Dark 2023: Meet the Judges
In celebration of the impact that photography has had on the dark sky movement, the International Dark-Sky Association is hosting the fourth annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest. To judge the submissions, we put together a… Read more
Remembering Robert Edward (Bob) Mizon MBE FRAS, 1946–2023
Bob Mizon was a mammoth influence on the U.K. and global dark sky movement.
Q&A with IDA Advocate Federico Pellegrino
Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work… Read more
The city of Bee Cave, Texas certified as International Dark Sky Community
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
The Lyrids: A Shower of Lights for International Dark Sky Week 2023
Each year, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is active in mid-late April when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). This marks the end of the meteor shower drought over the last… Read more
Celebrate International Dark Sky Week 2023!
What do you see when you look up at the night sky on a clear and cloudless night? Whether you are accustomed to seeing the luminous edges of the Milky Way or can just barely… Read more