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Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas, USA – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is proud to announce that Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (BGWMA) has been designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International… Read more

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, in central Colorado, U.S., has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the thirteenth International Dark Sky Places designation in the state and the forty-first site… Read more

Chiricahua National Monument Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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IDA today announced Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona, U.S. as the 104th designated International Dark Sky Park in the world. Situated near the U.S.-Mexico border, the Monument protects some of the darkest night skies remaining… Read more

The International Dark-Sky Association and Utah Office of Tourism Celebrate Declaration of Dark Sky Month

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA — The International Dark-Sky Association and the Utah Office of Tourism celebrate Governor Spencer Cox’s declaration of April as Dark Sky Month. Astrotourism and dark sky messaging complement the tourism… 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

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

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

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