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Fulda, Germany Earns International Dark Sky Community Status, First in the Country

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Fulda, Germany as a Provisional International Dark Sky Community. The designation marks the first International Dark Sky Community in Germany. Located near the western edge… Read more

Devils River State Natural Area Designated as First International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas, Sixth in World

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DEL RIO— Devils River State Natural Area has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), making it the only Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas. As the sixth International Dark… Read more

IDA Accepting Applications for Community-Friendly Sports Lighting Design Certification

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In recent years, IDA has witnessed a marked increase in the number of outdoor sports lighting complexes built in urban and suburban neighborhoods. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that more than 2,000 outdoor… Read more

IDA Seeks Next Executive Director

The International Dark-Sky Association is seeking its next Executive Director to lead the organization to new heights and to build on 30 years of success in reducing light pollution and its environmental impacts worldwide.  Our… Read more

International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients

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  Each year, the IDA recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve and protect the natural nighttime environment. The recipients of the 2018 IDA… Read more

The Story of Libra Ω

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Help us protect night skies by adopting a constellation! Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar through August 3. DONATE NOW TO ADOPT LIBRA The Story of Libra “The Scales” The stars that make Libra used to be viewed as… Read more

Study Links Artificial Light at Night and Cancer Risk

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A recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives investigated the relationship between artificial light at night (ALAN) in Spain and the risk of developing breast or prostate cancer.1 Previous research has shown that night shift… Read more

Five Notable Moments from International Dark Sky Week

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The 15th annual weeklong celebration of night skies was a smashing success! Nighttime enthusiasts around the globe led International Dark Sky Week activities and raised awareness about the importance of nighttime conservation. From Earth Hour… 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

Turn on the Night

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Help us “Turn on the Night.” Order your 2018 International Dark Sky Week t-shirt today! Order Now As IDA celebrates 30-years of fighting for the night, and our 15th annual International Dark Sky Week, we… Read more