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Utah Division of Parks and Recreation Announces Three New International Dark Sky Park Designations for Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks

Dark Sky over Rockport State Park photo by Shelby Stock

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded International Dark Sky Park status to Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks. Utah has more dark sky state parks than any other state park system. These parks… Read more

Medicine Rocks State Park Designated as International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Medicine Rocks Dark Sky

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has officially designated Medicine Rocks State Park as a certified International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Medicine Rocks State Park and Glacier National Park are the only certified dark sky sites in… Read more

United Kingdom Parliamentary Group Issues First Dark-Sky Policy Plan

UK Dark Sky Policy

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dark Skies today released the United Kingdom’s first comprehensive plan for combating light pollution. The plan consists of ten policy recommendations to the UK government that aim to modernize the… Read more

UK Dark Sky Reserve Success for National Parks

North York Moore Dark Sky

The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks have been designated International Dark Sky Reserves, joining an exclusive global family of Dark Sky Places.   The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are home to… Read more

Voyageurs National Park Certified as International Dark Sky Park

Voyageurs NP Dark Sky

International Falls, MN: Voyageurs National Park (VNP), Voyageurs Conservancy (VC), and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce the certification of Voyageurs National Park as an International Dark Sky Park. This certification recognizes… Read more

Tokyo’s Outlying Island, Kozushima, is Recognized as a Dark Sky Island

Kozushima Island Dark Sky

Kozushima Island, a remote island in Tokyo, has been designated by IDA as an International Dark Sky Park (a Dark Sky Island). This is the second International Dark Sky Place in Japan after Iriomote Ishigaki… Read more

Experiment uses smart city lighting to measure streetlight emissions

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When satellites take pictures of Earth at night, how much of the light that they see comes from streetlights? A team of scientists from Germany, the USA, and Ireland have answered this question for the… Read more

Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Community

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IDA is pleased to announce the Village of Hawthorn Woods as the latest addition to its International Dark Sky Community family. Today’s designation of this small, rural municipality located just 65 kilometers (40 miles) north… Read more

Joining Forces to Protect the Night from Light Pollution

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Co-authors: Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director, IDA Brian Liebel, Director of Standards and Research, IES We are delighted to announce that the Boards of Directors of IES and IDA have each unanimously adopted resolutions supporting the… Read more

April’s International Dark Sky Week Urges Homebound Families to “Look Up Together”

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Press Release April 7, 2020 Contact Amanda Gormley Senior Director of Outreach International Dark-Sky Association amanda@darksky.org (240) 920-8466  During International Dark Sky Week, April 19-26, the International Dark-Sky Association invites you and your family to… Read more