IDA Certifies Asia’s First Dark Sky Community with Bisei Town, Japan

View of the night sky above Bisei Town.

BISEI TOWN, Ibara City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan — Bisei Town of Ibara City is now certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as a Dark Sky Community. This certification is the third Dark Sky Place… Read more

Q&A with IDA Advocate Nurul Syahirah Binti Nazarudin from Malaysia

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Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work… Read more

IDA Urges Decision-Makers in China Consider Cost-Effective Alternatives to “Artificial Moon”

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According to recent media reports, China’s Chengdu, a city in the Sichuan province, has announced plans for an experimental “artificial moon” to be launched in 2020, with two additional satellite launches slated for 2022. The… Read more