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West Virginia Celebrates Three New Dark Sky Parks

Watoga Dam under the Milky Way

  MARLINTON, West Virginia, USA — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded Watoga State Park in West Virginia with the official Dark Sky Park status on October 18, 2021.  The adjacent Calvin Price State… Read more

September Monthly Star: Q&A with Advocate Diane Turnshek from Pittsburgh, USA

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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 Partners with Appalachian Mountain Club to Name First International Dark Sky Park in New England

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The Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Maine Woods property on Tuesday became the first International Dark Sky Park designated in New England. Because of significant light pollution affecting most of the eastern United States, there are… Read more

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

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