Q&A with IDA Delegate Rayan Kahn from Pakistan

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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 [...]

Dark Sky Preservation and Environment/Conservation Organizations: A Case Study Thumbnail

The following is a guest post by IDA Advocate Douglas Arion, PhD. He is also the Executive Director of Mountains of Stars, an IAU Dark Sky Ambassador, and a member of the AAS Light Pollution…
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Joshua Iván Muñoz Salazar: Lights Above Mexico City Thumbnail

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of Joshua Iván Muñoz Salazar in Mexico with…
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City of Blanco, Texas (U.S.) Becomes Fifth International Dark Sky Community in Texas Thumbnail

BLANCO, Texas, U.S. – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) officially approved the City of Blanco as an International Dark Sky Community (IDSC). Culminating a grassroots effort that began in 2007, the certification validated the work of…
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International Dark Sky Week 2022

Tucson, Arizona, U.S. – This April 22-30, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) encourages people worldwide to discover the night during International Dark Sky Week 2022. This annual week-long event aims to raise awareness about the…
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Lyrids 2022: A Lyrid meteor streaks across the night sky in front of the Milky Way

Each year, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is active in mid-late April when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). This marks the end of the meteor shower drought over the last…
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Six Ways to Take Action This International Dark Sky Week Thumbnail

International Dark Sky Week 2022 (April 22-30) will be here before you know it. Whether you live in a rural community, a big city, or anywhere in between, there are so many fun ways to…
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Milky Way above Sotol Vista

FORT DAVIS, Texas, U.S. and Coahuila, Mexico — The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, The Nature Conservancy – Davis Mountain Preserve,  and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)  are pleased to announce the certification…
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ROLAN 2022 Logo

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce that we are a founding partner of the Responsible Outdoor Lighting at Night Conference (ROLAN 2022). ROLAN 2022 is a two‐day online conference taking place May 12-13…
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Q&A with IDA Delegate Dani Robertson from Wales 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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Who Owns the Night Sky?

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The following originally appeared as an article in Nightscape #106 (December 2021) written by Megan Eaves.  To enjoy new issues of Nightscape all the time, become a member. In March 2020, as the world descended…
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