Support IDA

Sahuarita Town Council Receives Certificate of Recognition from International Dark-Sky Association

Sahuarita Town Council Receives Certificate of Recognition from International Dark-Sky Association Thumbnail

Sahuarita, AZ – The Sahuarita Town Council was recognized yesterday evening by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) for Innovation in Lighting for the sports field lighting installation at the Quail Creek-Veterans Municipal Park. In 2015… Read more

IDA Announces Lighting Guidelines for Electronic Messaging Centers

IDA Announces Lighting Guidelines for Electronic Messaging Centers Thumbnail

Today the International Dark-Sky Association released lighting guidelines for electronic messaging centers (EMCs). The guidelines, developed in line with Illuminating Engineering Society’s off-roadway sign recommendations, are the culmination of a two-year IDA process to address… Read more

IDA Urges Decision-Makers in China Consider Cost-Effective Alternatives to “Artificial Moon”

IDA Urges Decision-Makers in China Consider Cost-Effective Alternatives to “Artificial Moon” Thumbnail

According to recent media reports, China’s Chengdu, a city in the Sichuan province, has announced plans for an experimental “artificial moon” to be launched in 2020, with two additional satellite launches slated for 2022. The… Read more

Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies

Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies Thumbnail

The western part of Texas is home to one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the US, the Permian Basin. Also located in this area is the McDonald Observatory, home of the… Read more

Kanab, Utah Preserves View of the Stars with Outdoor Lighting Ordinance

Kanab, Utah Preserves View of the Stars with Outdoor Lighting Ordinance Thumbnail

On June 26, 2018, after a two-year citizen-led effort, the Kanab City Council enacted an outdoor lighting ordinance to protect the natural darkness that makes Kane County, Utah, a great place to see stars. Residents… Read more

How Light Pollution Affects the Pennsylvanian Ecosystem

How Light Pollution Affects the Pennsylvanian Ecosystem Thumbnail

By guest writer, Craig Campbell As little as 100 years ago, it was possible to look up in the sky at night and see millions of stars spread across the Milky Way. Now, there are… Read more

Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Annual General Meeting

Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Annual General Meeting Thumbnail

Looking Up! 30-Years of Dark Sky Advocacy IDA’s 30th Annual General Meeting November 9-11, 2018 | Snowbird, Utah The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to invite you to the 30th Annual General Meeting which will… Read more

Can Salmon Help Save the Night Sky?

Can Salmon Help Save the Night Sky? Thumbnail

“Salmon could help save the night sky,” says Jack Sales, Chapter leader of IDA California. Sales is concerned about many environmental issues near Sacramento, including the decline of salmon populations. Sales says that learning about… Read more

IDA Announces Criteria for Community-Friendly Outdoor Sports Lighting

IDA Announces Criteria for Community-Friendly Outdoor Sports Lighting Thumbnail

IDA’s mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible lighting. The need for environmentally responsible outdoor lighting that balances the human need for light with… Read more

Call for New Members for the International Dark-Sky Association Technical Committee

Call for New Members for the International Dark-Sky Association Technical Committee Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association Technical Committee provides guidance to the IDA Board, Executive Director, and staff on policies and guidelines related to outdoor lighting practices. This highly skilled team of lighting specialists and environmental scientists… Read more

Send this to friend