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Leading a Movement: IDA 3-Year Strategic Plan (2019-2021)

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Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports human health and heritage, preserves wildlife habitat, saves money, and provides visual access to celestial discovery for professional and amateur astronomers alike… Read More

International Dark-Sky Association Establishes Ohio Chapter

The International Dark-Sky Association welcomes a new chapter in Ohio U.S. to support efforts that protect the nighttime environment from light pollution across the state of Ohio.  Light pollution–defined as the inappropriate use of artificial… Read More

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

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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

Looking Up! Celebrating 30 Years of Night Sky Advocacy at the 2018 Annual General Meeting

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Looking Up! This year, we’re celebrating IDA’s 30th anniversary and the community of scientists, conservationists, policy-makers, and advocates who successfully work together to preserve and protect the natural nighttime environment and our heritage of night… Read More

Your True Nature: A True Partner

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Ilan Shamir founded Your True Nature, a company that produces nature-themed gifts, about 20 years ago. His daughter, Laurel Alyn-Forest, is now helping to run the company and she also serves on IDA’s board.  … Read More

Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Annual General Meeting

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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

IDA Announces Criteria for Community-Friendly Outdoor Sports Lighting

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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

Harvard Law School Student Studies Light Pollution Case Law for IDA

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Tucson, AZ — Harvard Law School student, Iris Zhou, performed a three-week internship at IDA Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona where she researched case law related to light pollution. As a part of her internship, Zhou… Read More

Dark Skies Forever Endowment Campaign

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  Since it was founded in 1988, the International Dark-Sky Association has been an important and necessary voice in conservation around light pollution. With your support, IDA has guided individuals and organizations who are concerned… Read More

West Nile Virus Infectious Longer in Birds Exposed to Artificial Light at Night

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Artificial light at night doesn’t just affect our ability to see the stars — it also impacts complex ecological interactions and disease transmission factors, with the potential to have profound effects on human health.   What… Read More