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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

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