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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

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

Library Telescope Program Connects Communities to the Cosmos

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This week (April 7–13, 2019), the American Library Association celebrates National Library Week. The theme this year is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” The Library Telescope Program, which partners astronomy groups with local libraries to provide… Read more

Small Western Colorado Town Receives International Recognition for Dark Sky

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NORWOOD, Colorado – Feb. 21, 2019 After almost 3 years of hard work on the part of a small team of volunteers in Norwood, Colorado, the International Dark-Sky Association has designated their town as the… Read more

Devils River State Natural Area Designated as First International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas, Sixth in World

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DEL RIO— Devils River State Natural Area has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), making it the only Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas. As the sixth International Dark… Read more

New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail

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While New Mexico has long been a destination for dark sky enthusiasts, there had been no organized effort to promote dark sky tourism until the state’s Tourism Department got involved. On a visit to Capulin… Read more