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The Regional Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin Saves Another Piece of Western Europe’s Nightscape

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MILLEVACHES, Limousin, France – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is proud to announce the Regional Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve. Joining Alpes Azur Mercantour, Cévennes National… 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

Q&A with Advocate Andrea Soffiatti from Italy

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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

Highlights from Under One Sky 2021

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This year, we brought you our second annual Under One Sky Global Conference, and you definitely showed up! In fact, we had 800 unique attendees from 61 different countries–making this the largest gathering of dark… Read more

Conserving Another Piece of Hill Country, Texas with Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

Starry sky above LBJ NHP.

STONEWALL, Texas, USA – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the certification of LBJ Ranch Unit of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park as an International Dark Sky Park… Read more

Milton Reimers Ranch Park Certified as a Dark Sky Park in Travis County, Texas

View of the night sky above Reimers Ranch.

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas, USA – Travis County and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are proud to announce that Milton Reimers Ranch Park is designated as an International Dark Sky Park. Travis County Commissioners formally accepted… Read more

IDA to Close Out 2021 Global Conference with Astronaut Panel

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We are excited to announce that we will end our global conference – Under One Sky 2021 – with an astronaut panel featuring Ron Garan and John Grunsfeld! They will join us for a discussion… Read more

IDA Announces Engagement Workshops for Under One Sky 2021

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This year, we are very pleased to introduce engagement workshops to our Under One Sky conference! These workshop sessions will follow each of the regional sessions during the conference and last for about 45 minutes… Read more

IDA Certifies Asia’s First Dark Sky Community with Bisei Town, Japan

View of the night sky above Bisei Town.

BISEI TOWN, Ibara City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan — Bisei Town of Ibara City is now certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as a Dark Sky Community. This certification is the third Dark Sky Place… Read more

Mammoth Cave National Park Certified as an International Dark Sky Park

The Milky Way as viewed from inside Mammoth Cave National Park. PC: NPS

MAMMOTH CAVE, Kentucky, USA – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Mammoth Cave National Park as an International Dark-Sky Park. This certification recognizes the exceptional quality of night skies… Read more