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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

IDA Responds to Satellite Megaconstellations

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Mega constellations, also known as low earth-orbit (“LEO”) satellite constellations, are webs of networked satellites that orbit the Earth at altitudes of 2,000 km or less intended to provide global telecommunications services. The brightness and… Read more

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

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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

Fort Union National Monument Certified as an International Dark Sky Park

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  Sept. 4, 2019 Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025, Lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov Watrous, NM – The National Park Service and the International Dark Sky Association are pleased to announce Fort Union National Monument as an International… Read more

Response to SpaceX Starlink Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation

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Tucson, AZ – On May 23, 2019, the spacecraft company, SpaceX launched a group of sixty satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). Due to their reflective solar panels and other metal surfaces, the satellites are… Read more

International Dark-Sky Association Welcomes New Executive Director, Ruskin Hartley

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The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is pleased to announce that Ruskin Hartley has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ruskin succeeds outgoing executive director, Scott Feierabend, who held the post for four years… Read more

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