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Josh Dury: Raising a Profile for the Dark Sky Movement in the UK’s Climate Capital

Josh Dury: Raising a Profile for the Dark Sky Movement in the UK’s Climate Capital Thumbnail

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of IDA Delegate Jush Dury in [...]

Annette Lee to speak at IDA 2020 Global Conference

We are very pleased to announce that Annette Lee will be a keynote speaker at the International Dark-Sky Association 2020 Global Conference. The virtual conference will take place on November 13-14.  Sessions will happen across…
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The 2020 IDA Award Recipients

IDA 2020 Award Winners

We are very excited to announce the 2020 IDA award recipients! Each year, the International Dark-Sky Association recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve…
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Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day by reducing light pollution.

This October 7, celebrate the fifth annual Energy Efficiency Day with us! Held on the first Wednesday of October, this day is meant to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency. It’s the collaborative effort of…
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Ways to Connect with the Cosmos This National Public Lands Day Thumbnail

What is National Public Lands Day? Established in 1994, National Public Lands Day is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. This event is typically the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands…
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Slumgullion Center Dark Sky Park

Hinsdale County is now home to the newest International Dark Sky Park. The Lake Fork Valley Conservancy’s (LFVC) application to designate the 58-acre Slumgullion Center was approved last week by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)…
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Historic Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Designated as International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

Nestled in the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest at a former historic NASA facility, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Transylvania County has been awarded the prestigious designation of International Dark Sky Park…
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In his third year at São Paulo State University (UNESP), the campus of Rosana, in Brazil, Vitor Barbato Honorato is studying tourism and conducting studies about astrotourism and dark skies. He’s also the first IDA…
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Timpanogos Cave National Monument Named Second Urban Night Sky Place Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Timpanogos Cave National Monument as an Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This International Dark Sky Place designation was developed in 2018 to draw attention…
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Cielos Oscuros: IDA Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month Thumbnail

As an international organization, we celebrate the positive impact every culture imparts on the dark sky movement every day. This month, we’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the Latinx stories and…
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Named the Largest Dark Sky Sanctuary Thumbnail

We are pleased to announce that Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the world’s newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary. This is only the 13th location in the world to gain this special designation and at…
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