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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

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

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

El Morro National Monument Certified as an International Dark Sky Park

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News Release For Immediate Release: December 17, 2019 Contact: Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Ramah, NM – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce El Morro National Monument… Read more

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge named first-ever IDA Urban Night Sky Place

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge as the organization’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This designation is the first of its kind, developed… Read more

International Dark Sky Park Offers Sky and Earth Camp for Youth this Summer

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The UBarU Camp and Retreat Center is a 144-acre property located in Texas Hill Country. Owned and operated by the Unitarian Universalist Friends Retreat Foundation, UBarU was designated as an International Dark Sky Park in… Read more