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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

New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail

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While New Mexico has long been a destination for dark sky enthusiasts, there had been no organized effort to promote dark sky tourism until the state’s Tourism Department got involved. On a visit to Capulin… Read more

“The Father of Modern Space Art” Inspired a Lifelong Love of Night Skies

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As a young boy, IDA member John Mosley vividly recalls being mesmerized by the oversized paintings of distant worlds by Chesley Bonestell in Life Magazine’s “The World We Live In.” Bonestell, “the father of modern… Read more

Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies

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The western part of Texas is home to one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the US, the Permian Basin. Also located in this area is the McDonald Observatory, home of the… Read more

Feeding Two Birds With One Seed

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By: J. Scott Feierabend, Executive Director For most of my adult life, I routinely invoked the phrase of “killing two birds with one stone,” the old standby adage used to describe one’s ability to achieve… Read more

The Story of Libra Ω

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Help us protect night skies by adopting a constellation! Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar through August 3. DONATE NOW TO ADOPT LIBRA The Story of Libra “The Scales” The stars that make Libra used to be viewed as… Read more