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Carpe Noctem: Efforts to Protect the Dark in Serbia

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Meet Dajana Bjelajac, Ph.D. student studying light pollution at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Bjelajac is an IDA Delegate working to protect the night from light pollution in Serbia through her NGO, Carpe… Read more

Vrani Kamen (Croatia) Designated as International Dark Sky Park

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PRESS RELEASE It is our great honour and pleasure to announce that Vrani kamen park has become the first International Dark Sky Park in Croatia to have earned a Gold Tier designation, according to strict… Read more

Our Work to Protect the Night is a Global Effort

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Three major events in October and November connect the worldwide movement to protect the night from light pollution. The New Zealand Starlight Conference in Tekapo, New Zealand takes place October 20th through 23rd, followed by… Read more

Cranborne Chase, UK, Designated as International Dark Sky Reserve

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PRESS RELEASE New UK International Dark-Sky Reserve designated today Cranborne Chase becomes the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country to be designated in its entirety as an International Dark-Sky Reserve 18 October… Read more

European Symposium Inclusiveness Bursary Award Announced

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Earlier in the year, IDA announced an Inclusiveness Bursary Award to help promote broad European participation in the European Symposium for the Protection of the Night. The Inclusiveness Bursary is an award of €400 to an… Read more

Croatia Earns First International Dark Sky Place at Petrova gora-Biljeg

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Astronomy Society Infinity is pleased to announce that the Petrova gora-Biljeg significant landscape in Croatia has received International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) certification. This is the first International Dark Sky Place in Croatia. Petrova gora… Read more

The European Union Adopts New Guidance On Roadway Lighting Installations

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by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. IDA Director of Public Policy When white light-emitting diode (LED) technology appeared on the outdoor lighting market late in the last decade, the world was on the edge of economic… Read more

Fulda, Germany Earns International Dark Sky Community Status, First in the Country

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Fulda, Germany as a Provisional International Dark Sky Community. The designation marks the first International Dark Sky Community in Germany. Located near the western edge… Read more

Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife

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  by Callum Macgregor Postdoctoral research associate, University of York Conservation is often a conflict between the demands of development and a desire to do what is best for the environment. It’s rare that we get… Read more

France Adopts National Light Pollution Policy Among Most Progressive In The World

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by John Barentine, IDA Director of Public Policy A new law came into effect in France on the first day of 2019 that sets an important standard in western Europe for the protection of nighttime… Read more

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