Capture the Dark 2022: Meet the Judges

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In celebration of the impact that photography has had on the dark sky movement, the International Dark-Sky Association is hosting the third annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest presented by Visit Utah. To judge the submissions… Read more

International Dark-Sky Association Aims to Raise Awareness About Light Pollution by Hosting Third Annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest

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Tucson, Arizona, U.S. – The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce that the third annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest presented by Visit Utah is open for entries through July 21, 2022.  “Images can… Read more

Samyukta Manikumar: Dark Nights from Kenya to Slovenia

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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 Samyukta Manikumar in Slovenia and Kenya with… Read more

The Historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Designated as Michigan’s Third International Dark Sky Park

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COPPER HARBOR, Michigan, U.S. — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has named Keweenaw Dark Sky Park the newest addition to the International Dark Sky Places Program. The headquarters for the Dark Sky Park is located… Read more

Artificial Light at Night: State of the Science 2022 Report

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by John Barentine Dark Sky Consulting, LLC To confront problems effectively, we must understand them. And to tackle the problem of light pollution around the world, we must become familiar with the knowns and the… Read more

Call for 2022 Award Nominations

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Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work protecting the night from light pollution? Whether they have dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the… Read more

5 Reasons Why June is a Big Month for Dark Skies in Colorado

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The following is a guest post by Aaron Watson, Board Chair and Chapter Director of IDA Colorado. June 2022 marks the combined success of several dark sky projects in Colorado, including the passage of three… Read more

International Dark Sky Places Program Advocacy – A Review of 2020-2021 Annual Reports

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One of the primary goals of an International Dark Sky Place is to encourage communities and protected areas to become environmental leaders by communicating the importance of dark skies to the general public and providing… Read more

Q&A with IDA Delegate Rayan Khan from Pakistan

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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

Dark Sky Preservation and Environment/Conservation Organizations: A Case Study

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The following is a guest post by IDA Advocate Douglas Arion, PhD. He is also the Executive Director of Mountains of Stars, an IAU Dark Sky Ambassador, and a member of the AAS Light Pollution… Read more