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Highlights from Under One Sky 2021

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This year, we brought you our second annual Under One Sky Global Conference, and you definitely showed up! In fact, we had 800 unique attendees from 61 different countries–making this the largest gathering of dark… Read more

Check out the Newly Redesigned Nightscape Magazine!

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We are delighted to bring you a sneak peek of the digital version of the newly redesigned Nightscape magazine, Summer 2021 edition, #105. Nightscape is our award-winning publication, that provides current news about the International… Read more

A Farewell From Dr. John Barentine

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The old saying in English that “all good things must come to an end” is trite but true. The good things that have filled my professional life while working for IDA as a member of… Read more

Vision and Values Update: Toward a More Equitable Dark Sky Movement

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One year ago, IDA issued a statement centered on aspiring toward a more equitable dark sky movement. Like many of our peers, the events of 2020 not only demonstrated the need for reconciliation and reform… Read more

Fixture Seal of Approval Program Expands Global Presence

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Since its inception in 2002, IDA’s Fixture Seal of Approval Program has provided certification for dark sky-friendly lighting that minimizes glare, reduces light trespass, and doesn’t pollute the night sky. These dark sky-friendly fixtures provide… Read more

Welcome to the IDA’s new Directors and Officers!

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We hope that you will join us in welcoming these new additions to the International Dark-Sky Association Board of Directors!   Our New Board Officers: Diane Knutson, President | USA A pivotal moment occurred in… 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

Save the Date – IDA 2020 *Virtual* Annual General Meeting & Conference

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to invite you to the IDA 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting & Conference this November! Every year, members of the International Dark-Sky Association attend the AGM & Conference 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

IDA Responds to Satellite Megaconstellations

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Mega constellations, also known as low earth-orbit (“LEO”) satellite constellations, are webs of networked satellites that orbit the Earth at altitudes of 2,000 km or less intended to provide global telecommunications services. The brightness and… Read more