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

The Historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Designated as Michigan’s Third International Dark Sky Park

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COPPER HARBOR, Michigan, U.S. — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has named Keweenaw Dark Sky Park the newest addition to the International Dark Sky Places Program. The headquarters for the Dark Sky Park is located… Read more

City of Blanco, Texas (U.S.) Becomes Fifth International Dark Sky Community in Texas

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BLANCO, Texas, U.S. – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) officially approved the City of Blanco as an International Dark Sky Community (IDSC). Culminating a grassroots effort that began in 2007, the certification validated the work of… Read more

World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve Spans U.S./Mexico International Border

Milky Way above Sotol Vista

FORT DAVIS, Texas, U.S. and Coahuila, Mexico — The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, The Nature Conservancy – Davis Mountain Preserve,  and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)  are pleased to announce the certification… Read more

Rémi Boucher: From Earth to the Stars on Mont-Mégantic

Portrait of Dark Sky Advocate Rémi Boucher

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of Rémi Boucher in Canada with an article… Read more

Cape Lookout National Seashore Certified as an International Dark Sky Park along North Carolina’s Coastline

The Night Sky above Cape Lookout's Visitor Center.

HARKERS ISLAND, North Carolina, USA — The National Park Service (NPS) and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Cape Lookout National Seashore is certified as an International Dark Sky Park.  This certification recognizes the… Read more

Top of the Pines Newly Designated as an International Dark Sky Park

Top of the Pines at night.

OURAY COUNTY, Colorado, USA – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has named Top of the Pines (TOP) as the newest addition to the International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) Program. As such, TOP becomes the 6th… Read more