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IDA Responds to Satellite Megaconstellations

IDA Responds to Satellite Megaconstellations Thumbnail

Mega constellations, also known as low earth-orbit (“LEO”) satellite constellations, are webs of networked satellites that orbit the Earth at altitudes of 2,000 km or less intended to provide global telecommunications services. The brightness and [...]

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Michigan, Designated International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

The Cass County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association, making it one of only two…
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Alpes Azur Mercantour Becomes Third International Dark Sky Reserve in France Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Alpes Azur Mercantour as an International Dark Sky Reserve. The site is the third International Dark Sky Reserve in France, joining Pic du Midi…
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Why do “Mega-constellations” Matter to the Dark Sky Community? Thumbnail

Mega constellations, also known as low earth-orbit (“LEO”) satellite constellations, are webs of networked satellites, which orbit the Earth at altitudes of 2,000 km or less. These webs of satellites are intended to offer uninterrupted…
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A Constellation of the Ten Most Influential Dark Sky Publications of 2019 Thumbnail

The dark sky movement is gaining more attention every year. 2019 saw a record number of publications related to dark skies. Here is IDA’s constellation of the ten most influential dark sky publications of 2019…
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Important Update Regarding IDSP Application Deadlines Thumbnail

In response to growing interest in the International Dark Sky Places Program (IDSP), IDA’s International Dark Sky Places Committee (DSPC) has approved a revised application submission and review schedule for the program, beginning in 2020…
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Mexico’s Environmental Law Will Now Include Regulation of Light Pollution Thumbnail

by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy and Amanda Gormley Director of Communication The Senate of Mexico unanimously endorsed legislation that classifies light pollution as a form of environmental pollution this November. The…
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El Morro National Monument Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

News Release For Immediate Release: December 17, 2019 Contact: Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Ramah, NM – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce El Morro National Monument…
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IDA Advocate Opens Teens Eyes to Light Pollution in Chicago 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, Rosalía Lugo.  Self-described…
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Festival at U.K. International Dark Sky Reserve Stirs Emotional Family Moment Thumbnail

Every year International Dark Sky Places host thousands of events and celebrations to connect local communities to the night sky and natural darkness. For attendees like Natalie Munn of Brighton, U.K., these festivals offer unforgettable…
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We all share one big sky. Help protect it. Thumbnail

Light pollution doesn’t stop at borders – and that’s why our work to protect the night is a global movement. We all share one big sky.  Donate Now and Receive a Free 2020 Calendar!  Outdoor…
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