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Comet NEOWISE: Catch It While You Can

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If you are in the northern hemisphere, you have a once-in-6,800-year opportunity to observe Comet NEOWISE – with nothing more than your eyes. (And an alarm clock.)  To see the comet, go outside early in… Read more

Ridgway, Colorado Tapped with International Dark Sky Community Designation from International Dark-Sky Association

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PRESS RELEASE Ridgway, CO – The International Dark-Sky Association has named Ridgway as the newest addition to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Dark Sky Places Program. As such, Ridgway becomes the second IDA “Dark Sky… Read more

First International Dark Sky Park In New Zealand Accredited

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Wai-iti Recreational Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest has been named the first International Dark Sky Park in New Zealand. The newly designated site consists of 135 hectares of Tasman District Council land just south of Wakefield… Read more

Help Map Light Pollution and Set a World Record

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PRESS RELEASE Can you see the stars? Who has the darkest skies? Tell us what you can see on the longest night, help us map Australia’s light pollution, and set a world record . Scientists are… Read more

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Certified as International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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Contact: Tim Hudson, 207-456-6001 May 8, 2020 PATTEN, ME – Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument… Read more

Helper, Utah Certified as International Dark Sky Community

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Release date: April 1, 2020 Contact(s): Lenise Peterman 801-712-7622 HELPER, UT— Helper City and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce Helper as an International Dark Sky Community, a place recognized for its quality night skies… Read more

City of Fredericksburg Receives International Dark Sky Community Designation

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For More Information Contact: Lea Feuge, Public Information Officer City of Fredericksburg (830) 997-7521 LFeuge@fbgtx.org   Fredericksburg, TX – After review by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Board, the City of Fredericksburg’s application to become an International… Read more

A Bright Star in the Dark Sky World

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Cindy Luongo Cassidy, creator of the “Be a Star” program in Texas, is a bright star among dark sky advocates. While her awards, accomplishments, and leadership roles in the dark sky realm are substantial, including… Read more

Alpes Azur Mercantour Becomes Third International Dark Sky Reserve in France

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Alpes Azur Mercantour as an International Dark Sky Reserve. The site is the third International Dark Sky Reserve in France, joining Pic du Midi… Read more

Mexico’s Environmental Law Will Now Include Regulation of Light Pollution

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by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy and Amanda Gormley Director of Communication The Senate of Mexico unanimously endorsed legislation that classifies light pollution as a form of environmental pollution this November. The… Read more