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Call for 2020 IDA Award Nominations

Call for 2020 IDA Award Nominations Thumbnail

Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work protecting the night from light pollution? Whether they have dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the [...]

Save the Date – IDA 2020 *Virtual* Annual General Meeting & Conference Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to invite you to the IDA 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting & Conference this November! Every year, members of the International Dark-Sky Association attend the AGM & Conference to…
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New Research Strengthens Ability to Monitor Light Pollution From Orbit Thumbnail

by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy Since the beginning of the Space Age, humanity has had a bird’s eye view of our planet, both day and night. On his first space voyage…
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Nightscape Photographer Brings Light Pollution In Focus 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 Mike Shaw (Minnesota). …
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Meet the Judges – IDA ‘Capture the Dark’ Photo Contest Thumbnail

In celebration of the night, the International Dark-Sky Association is hosting a  ‘Capture the Dark’ Dark Sky Photography Contest May 8 – May 25, 2020. To judge submissions, IDA has coordinated a panel of astrophotographers…
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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Certified as International Dark Sky Sanctuary Thumbnail

Contact: Tim Hudson, 207-456-6001 May 8, 2020 PATTEN, ME – Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument…
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Enter IDA’s ‘Capture the Dark’ Photography Contest Thumbnail

Nighttime photography plays an important role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of a naturally starry sky connects those who’ve never laid their eyes on the Milky Way to a universe hidden behind the…
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What better way to celebrate Earth Day (and Night!) than by making your home dark sky friendly? In recognition of International Dark Sky Week, IDA has released a simple home lighting assessment to help you…
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Joining Forces to Protect the Night from Light Pollution Thumbnail

Co-authors: Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director, IDA Brian Liebel, Director of Standards and Research, IES We are delighted to announce that the Boards of Directors of IES and IDA have each unanimously adopted resolutions supporting the…
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April’s International Dark Sky Week Urges Homebound Families to “Look Up Together” Thumbnail

Press Release April 7, 2020 Contact Amanda Gormley Senior Director of Outreach International Dark-Sky Association amanda@darksky.org (240) 920-8466  During International Dark Sky Week, April 19-26, the International Dark-Sky Association invites you and your family to…
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Helper, Utah Certified as International Dark Sky Community Thumbnail

Release date: April 1, 2020 Contact(s): Lenise Peterman 801-712-7622 HELPER, UT— Helper City and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce Helper as an International Dark Sky Community, a place recognized for its quality night skies…
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