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Q&A with IDA Delegate Carol Redford from Western Australia

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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

3 New Books About Dark Skies On Our Reading List

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Whether to spark a child’s imagination or educate and inspire an adult to take action against light pollution, books are a fantastic tool in the fight to protect the night. So naturally, we’re always on… Read more

Globe at Night 2022: Can You See the Stars?

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Every year, the Globe at Night international community science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting community scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, tablet… Read more

Desengano State Park, Managed by Inea, Becomes the First International Dark Sky Park in Latin America

The night sky above Desengano State Park.

SANTA MARIA MADALENA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Desengano State Park (PED), administered by the State Environmental Institute (Inea), achieved an unprecedented title in Latin America: the nomination of the protected area as an International… Read more

Fefo Bouvier: Soul of a Stargazer

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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 Fefo Bouvier in Uruguay with an article… Read more

Cape Lookout National Seashore Certified as an International Dark Sky Park along North Carolina’s Coastline

The Night Sky above Cape Lookout's Visitor Center.

HARKERS ISLAND, North Carolina, USA — The National Park Service (NPS) and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Cape Lookout National Seashore is certified as an International Dark Sky Park.  This certification recognizes the… Read more

Current Issue: Nightscape #106

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For IDA members, we are delighted to bring you the digital version of the latest Nightscape magazine, which includes: “Who owns the night sky?” about the light pollution problems from satellite megaconstellations Letter to the… Read more

Dark Skies Above West Penwith Officially Recognized with the Prestigious International Dark Sky Park Designation

Milky Way over Levant Mine, West Penwith.

WEST PENWITH, Cornwall, England — The beauty of West Penwith is now officially awarded with the prestigious International Dark Sky Park designation by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Recognized as an Area of Outstanding Natural… Read more

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