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Cover of Nightscape #105

We are delighted to bring you a sneak peek of the digital version of the newly redesigned Nightscape magazine, Summer 2021 edition, #105. Nightscape is our award-winning publication, that provides current news about the International [...]

IDA Co-Founder David Crawford Recognized with IES Medal Award Thumbnail

For those who have been connected to IDA’s work for any length of time, it will come as no surprise that this year, the Illuminating Engineering Society has bestowed its highest honor, the Medal Award…
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Image of North Rondaldsy at night.

ORKNEY, Scotland — North Ronaldsay of the Orkney Archipelago has been recognized as a Dark Sky Island and an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). The island, far from sources of…
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Image depicting Spiekeroog at night.

WADDEN SEA, Germany — The islands of Pellworm and Spiekeroog in the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea are now recognized as Star Islands (Sterneninsel in German) and International Dark Sky Communities by the International Dark-Sky…
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New App Aims to Better Understand Nighttime Satellite Data Thumbnail

A team of community scientists and researchers from the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have developed a new mobile app called ‘Nachtlicht’ (NightLights). The app allows participants to record various…
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9 Stellar Photos of dogs and the night sky

It’s safe to say that the IDA staff is full of dog lovers. So, to celebrate International Dog Day (August 26), we’ve rounded up some incredible photos of two of the things we love: dogs…
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Image depicting the Urban Night Sky Place at night overlooking Maple Lake.

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA — The Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Palos Preserves, in partnership with the Adler Planetarium, is now designated as the largest Urban Night Sky Place in the world by the International Dark-Sky…
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Q&A with IDA Advocate Nurul Syahirah Binti Nazarudin from Malaysia 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 in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the work…
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Black Gap Wildlife Management Area Designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary Thumbnail

BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas, USA – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is proud to announce that Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (BGWMA) has been designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International…
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A Farewell From Dr. John Barentine Thumbnail

The old saying in English that “all good things must come to an end” is trite but true. The good things that have filled my professional life while working for IDA as a member of…
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Towards a Dark Sky Standard: A Lighting Guide to Protect Dark Skies from Local Need to Landscape Impact Thumbnail

The following is a guest post by Dan Oakley, Lead Ranger and Dark Skies Lead at South Downs National Park in the UK.  One of the difficulties for dark skies protection in the UK is…
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