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NIGHTS OVER TUCSON: How the Tucson, Arizona, LED Conversion Improved the Quality of the Night

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 [...]

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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European Symposium Inclusiveness Bursary Award Announced Thumbnail

Earlier in the year, IDA announced an Inclusiveness Bursary Award to help promote broad European participation in the European Symposium for the Protection of the Night. The Inclusiveness Bursary is an award of €400 to an…
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International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2019 Award Winners Thumbnail

Each year, the International Dark-Sky Association recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve and protect the night. As leaders in their communities, the awardees…
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Program Update – 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference Thumbnail

Shooting for the Stars: 2019 Annual General Meeting & Conference The International Dark-Sky Association is excited to welcome the dark sky community to Tucson, Arizona for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference. During this…
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Fort Union National Monument Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  Sept. 4, 2019 Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025, Lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov Watrous, NM – The National Park Service and the International Dark Sky Association are pleased to announce Fort Union National Monument as an International…
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