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Utah Division of Parks and Recreation Announces Three New International Dark Sky Park Designations for Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks

Dark Sky over Rockport State Park photo by Shelby Stock

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded International Dark Sky Park status to Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks. Utah has more dark sky state parks than any other state park system. These parks [...]

Globe at Night 2021: Can You See the Stars? Thumbnail

Every year, the Globe at Night international citizen-science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, tablet…
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Pandemic Perspective

Pandemic Perspective Shift

This is piece is a guest post written by Jess Cleeves, who served on the IDA Board of Directors from 2018-2020.  My favorite task as an IDA board member was reviewing applications for International Dark…
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Medicine Rocks Dark Sky

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has officially designated Medicine Rocks State Park as a certified International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Medicine Rocks State Park and Glacier National Park are the only certified dark sky sites in…
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Great Conjunction 2020

The sky is really showing off this December! The annual Geminid meteor shower is in full swing (and just peaked), there was a total solar eclipse visible from Chile and parts of Argentina, and that’s…
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2020 Geminids

The following content about the 2020 Geminids was developed in collaboration between the International Dark-Sky Association and Astronomers Without Borders. We had so much fun teaming up with Astronomers Without Borders for the Perseids in…
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UK Dark Sky Policy

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dark Skies today released the United Kingdom’s first comprehensive plan for combating light pollution. The plan consists of ten policy recommendations to the UK government that aim to modernize the…
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North York Moore Dark Sky

The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks have been designated International Dark Sky Reserves, joining an exclusive global family of Dark Sky Places.   The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are home to…
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Voyageurs NP Dark Sky

International Falls, MN: Voyageurs National Park (VNP), Voyageurs Conservancy (VC), and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce the certification of Voyageurs National Park as an International Dark Sky Park. This certification recognizes…
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Children's Books Light Pollution

It is troubling that many children today will grow up without ever having experienced a naturally dark sky. Can today’s children value something they have never been able to experience and relate to the threat…
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Kozushima Island Dark Sky

Kozushima Island, a remote island in Tokyo, has been designated by IDA as an International Dark Sky Park (a Dark Sky Island). This is the second International Dark Sky Place in Japan after Iriomote Ishigaki…
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