Q&A with IDA Delegate Michelle Wooten

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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

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

Nightscape #109 · September 2022

Cover of the September 2022 issue of Nightscape

We are delighted to bring you the digital version of the September 2022 Nightscape magazine, which includes: Winners of the Capture the Dark photo contest 2021 Impact Report & Financials Advocate highlights + more You… 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

The 2022 Capture the Dark winners and honorable mentions

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Photography is one of the most powerful tools in dark sky advocacy. A photograph has the power to spark conservation awareness and reveal how beautiful and functional dark sky-friendly lighting can be. We recently hosted… Read more

Dark skies over Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Ukrainian photographer and dark-sky enthusiast Pavlo Pakhomenko recently managed to photograph the night sky above his hometown, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Under the terrible conditions of blackouts and curfews due to the Russian invasion, Pakhomenko found solace… 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

Marcelo de Olivera Souza: Brazil’s night-sky teacher

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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 Marcelo de Olivera Souza in Brazil with… Read more

Light is Energy: Estimating the Impact of Light Pollution on Climate Change

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The classic image of the world at night shows the light from countless bulbs pouring into space. By definition, the light reaching a VIIRS night band sensor, flown on satellites orbiting at 824 kilometers elevation… 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