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Cottonwood, Arizona Designated as International Dark Sky Community

Cottonwood, Arizona Designated as International Dark Sky Community Thumbnail

MEDIA RELEASE City of Cottonwood 827 North Main Street Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 (928) 634-5526   COTTONWOOD, Arizona (December 5, 2019)  The City of Cottonwood has become the newest addition to the International Dark Sky Places [...]

NIGHTSCAPE: IDA 2018 Annual Report Published Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association’s 2018 Annual Report has been published and is available to view and download here. The 2018 Annual Report includes a letter from Executive Director Ruskin Hartley, features the organization’s International Dark…
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Carpe Noctem: Efforts to Protect the Dark in Serbia Thumbnail

Meet Dajana Bjelajac, Ph.D. student studying light pollution at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Bjelajac is an IDA Delegate working to protect the night from light pollution in Serbia through her NGO, Carpe…
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Vrani Kamen (Croatia) Designated as International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

PRESS RELEASE It is our great honour and pleasure to announce that Vrani kamen park has become the first International Dark Sky Park in Croatia to have earned a Gold Tier designation, according to strict…
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NIGHTS OVER TUCSON: How the Tucson, Arizona, LED Conversion Improved the Quality of the Night Thumbnail

Can a lighting retrofit in a growing metropolitan city save energy, maintain safety standards, and protect the starry night sky? __ Tucson, Arizona, is a major metropolitan city in the southwest United States. The city…
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South Australia’s River Murray Designated First International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia Thumbnail

The River Murray region today received its status as the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Australia, only the sixteenth site in the world ever to receive this designation. “Today’s announcement of the River Murray…
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Looking Up! Inspires Artistic Exploration of the Night Sky Thumbnail

Guest post by IDA member, Jim Altenstadter  One year ago, I attended the Annual General Meeting of the International Dark-Sky Association in Snowbird, Utah. I was captivated by the many presentations featuring photographic images of…
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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge named first-ever IDA Urban Night Sky Place Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the certification of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge as the organization’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). This designation is the first of its kind, developed…
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Our Work to Protect the Night is a Global Effort Thumbnail

Three major events in October and November connect the worldwide movement to protect the night from light pollution. The New Zealand Starlight Conference in Tekapo, New Zealand takes place October 20th through 23rd, followed by…
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Cranborne Chase, UK, Designated as International Dark Sky Reserve Thumbnail

PRESS RELEASE New UK International Dark-Sky Reserve designated today Cranborne Chase becomes the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country to be designated in its entirety as an International Dark-Sky Reserve 18 October…
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Sahuarita Town Council Receives Certificate of Recognition from International Dark-Sky Association Thumbnail

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…
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