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

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

Translating Research into Practice

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The following is a guest post submitted by Catherine Pérez Vega and Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska (IDA Technical Committee) about their recently published article “A Systematic Review for Establishing Relevant Environmental Parameters for Urban Lighting: Translating Research… Read more

Artificial Light Impacting Coral Reef Species: A Case Study

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Each month, IDA’s Director of Conservation, Ashley Wilson, tackles a new piece of scientific research regarding light pollution and breaks it down for us in a blog post. As a resident of sunny Florida, I… Read more

New Study Finds Satellites Contribute Significant Light Pollution To Night Skies

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Scientists reported new research results today suggesting that artificial objects in orbit around the Earth are brightening night skies on our planet more than previously understood. The research, accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of… 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

New Research Strengthens Ability to Monitor Light Pollution From Orbit

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by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy Since the beginning of the Space Age, humanity has had a bird’s eye view of our planet, both day and night. On his first space voyage… Read more

Women and Girls in the Dark Sky Movement

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February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day to celebrate the incredible contributions women have made to science and technology, highlight the gender inequities in the industry, and inspire… Read more

University of Utah Launches First-Ever Journal of Dark Sky Studies

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to support the creation of the Journal of Dark Sky Studies (JDSS). Housed at the University of Utah’s Consortium for Dark Sky Studies, the online journal is dedicated to… Read more

A Fungal Fairy-land, Revisited

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Guest post by Anna Chinn Journalist and mushroom romantic, Aotearoa/New Zealand Letting our eyes fill up with darkness, we start to trust our feet and hands to find our way. We’re adjusting to the blindfold… Read more