City of Rocks National Reserve Achieves International Dark Sky Park Certification

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CITY OF ROCKS NATIONAL RESERVE, Almo, Idaho, U.S. – City of Rocks National Reserve (henceforth “City”) is proud to announce that it has received full certification as an International Dark Sky Park by the International… Read more

Request for support for a petition to reduce light pollution at night in New Zealand

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The following is a guest post by Nalayini Brito-Davies, Vice President of the IDA Board of Directors. As with most countries in the world, New Zealand is seeing its night skies come under threat from… Read more

Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve Becomes New Zealand’s Second International Dark Sky Reserve

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SOUTH WAIRARAPA and CARTERTON DISTRICTS, New Zealand – The Districts of South Wairarapa and Carterton of New Zealand’s North Island named Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve, the newest International Dark Sky Reserve certified by the International… Read more

Pursuing Europe-wide action on light pollution

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Europe is the most light-polluted continent, but a bold initiative from the Czech Republic seeks to reverse that. To support a proposal for EU-wide action on light pollution from the Czech Republic, IDA has developed… Read more

Lost Trail NWR Named Montana’s Newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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LOST TRAIL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Flathead County, Montana, U.S. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced today that Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) has received certification as… Read more

Turning Teens On to Dark Sky Advocacy

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The following is a guest post by Rachele Rosi-Kessel, a member of IDA Massachusetts and a Boston resident.  In May of 2022, I offered to host a table at the Massachusetts Youth Climate Action Network… Read more

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area Named IDA’s 200th Certified Dark Sky Place

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MERRITT RESERVOIR STATE RECREATION AREA, Cherry County, Nebraska, U.S. – Nebraska Tourism, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) is certified as an… Read more

Parc du Mont-Bellevue Becomes Canada’s First Urban Night Sky Place

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SHERBROOKE, Québec, Canada – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has certified the parc du Mont-Bellevue as Canada’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). The park is the fifth International Dark Sky Place in Canada, joining… Read more

Retrofit Gone Right: Q&A with Tim Brothers

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A portion of the following originally appeared as an article in Nightscape #107 (March 2022).  To enjoy new issues of Nightscape all the time, become a member.   Get to know Vice President of IDA… Read more

Lights at the Border: Protecting Some of the Darkest Places in North America

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In the United States, few locations remain where the night is naturally dark. One of these is stretches of the southern border between the United States and Mexico. In April 2022, the Greater Big Bend… Read more