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Dark Sky Advocacy During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned

Advocacy in a pandemic

Being a dark sky advocate is not always easy. You often encounter people that don’t know that light can be a form of pollution. You first have to educate them that light pollution is a… Read more

Winning Submissions for Capture the Dark Photography Contest

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Nighttime photography plays an important role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of a naturally starry sky connects those who’ve never laid their eyes on the Milky Way to a universe hidden behind the… Read more

Capture the Dark Photo Contest Finalists

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Last month, the International Dark-Sky Association launched its first-ever dark sky photography contest. The Capture the Dark Photo Contest called for photos of the beautiful and dark night sky, images that captured the impact of… Read more

Meet the Judges – IDA ‘Capture the Dark’ Photo Contest

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In celebration of the night, the International Dark-Sky Association is hosting a  ‘Capture the Dark’ Dark Sky Photography Contest May 8 – May 25, 2020. To judge submissions, IDA has coordinated a panel of astrophotographers… Read more

Enter IDA’s ‘Capture the Dark’ Photography Contest

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Nighttime photography plays an important role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of a naturally starry sky connects those who’ve never laid their eyes on the Milky Way to a universe hidden behind the… Read more

Lessons From the Dark: How The Night Can Help Us Cope with Crisis

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by Diana del Solar, Public Outreach Associate Around the world, people are adjusting to a new “normal” as the Covid-19 pandemic threatens public health, the global economy, and the stability of the modern world. During… Read more

Women and Girls in the Dark Sky Movement

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February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day to celebrate the incredible contributions women have made to science and technology, highlight the gender inequities in the industry, and inspire… Read more

Festival at U.K. International Dark Sky Reserve Stirs Emotional Family Moment

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Every year International Dark Sky Places host thousands of events and celebrations to connect local communities to the night sky and natural darkness. For attendees like Natalie Munn of Brighton, U.K., these festivals offer unforgettable… Read more

Planning Your Next Trip to the Dark Side

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When was the last time you saw a star-studded sky? Was it in your backyard last night or on your family vacation to a national park last summer? Perhaps a true night sky is a… Read more

A Fungal Fairy-land, Revisited

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Guest post by Anna Chinn Journalist and mushroom romantic, Aotearoa/New Zealand Letting our eyes fill up with darkness, we start to trust our feet and hands to find our way. We’re adjusting to the blindfold… Read more