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First International Dark Sky Place Status In Austria Awarded

First International Dark Sky Place Status In Austria Awarded Thumbnail

Naturpark Attersee-Traunsee, the largest nature park in the province of Upper Austria, was today named an International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the first designation of any kind in the International Dark Sky [...]

Two Virginia State Parks Become World’s Newest International Dark Sky Parks Thumbnail

IDA has awarded International Dark Sky Park status to Natural Bridge State Park in Rockbridge County and Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County. Both parks are in the U.S. state of Virginia. The announcement…
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2021 U.K. Star Count Shows Light Pollution Reduction During Lockdown Thumbnail

A nationwide Star Count conducted in February by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has revealed a significant drop in light pollution levels across the United Kingdom. The results, which can be seen in…
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Mesa Verde Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce Mesa Verde National Park has been accredited as the 100th International Dark Sky Park. This certification recognizes the exceptional…
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New International Committee of the IDA Appointed Thumbnail

In 2003, an American High School student named Jennifer Barlow founded a movement, wanting people to see the night sky in all of its glory, without excess light in the sky and as our ancestors saw…
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Dark Sky Week Bingo

  International Dark Sky Week (April 5-12) is just around the corner! There are so many fun ways to participate in this annual week-long event. This year, have some fun by playing Discover the Night…
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New Study Finds Satellites Contribute Significant Light Pollution To Night Skies Thumbnail

Scientists reported new research results today suggesting that artificial objects in orbit around the Earth are brightening night skies on our planet more than previously understood. The research, accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of…
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Goosenecks Dark Skies

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded International Dark Sky Park designations to Fremont Indian and Goosenecks State Parks. Both parks have exceptionally dark skies in beautiful and unique settings. These parks bring the total dark sky…
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Ian Hobkirk Dark Sky

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 Ian Hobkirk in…
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IDA Announces Pipe Spring National Monument as International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and the National Park Service are pleased to announce Pipe Spring National Monument as an International Dark Sky Park. IDA established the International Dark Sky Places conservation program in 2001…
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A Values-Centered Approach to Nighttime Conservation Thumbnail

IDA’s Board of Directors adopted a policy implementing the Five Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting on January 28, 2021. The Policy is intended to inform IDA’s ongoing work to protect the night from light pollution…
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