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International Dark Sky Week 2019

2019 International Dark Sky Week

Join the International Dark-Sky Association for a week of celebration, learning, and action! 2019 International Dark Sky Week is Sunday, March 31 – Sunday, April 7!  Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International [...]

The European Union Adopts New Guidance On Roadway Lighting Installations Thumbnail

by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. IDA Director of Public Policy When white light-emitting diode (LED) technology appeared on the outdoor lighting market late in the last decade, the world was on the edge of economic…
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Fulda, Germany Earns International Dark Sky Community Status, First in the Country Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Fulda, Germany as a Provisional International Dark Sky Community. The designation marks the first International Dark Sky Community in Germany. Located near the western edge…
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Devils River State Natural Area Designated as First International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas, Sixth in World Thumbnail

DEL RIO— Devils River State Natural Area has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), making it the only Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas. As the sixth International Dark…
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Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife Thumbnail

  by Callum Macgregor Postdoctoral research associate, University of York Conservation is often a conflict between the demands of development and a desire to do what is best for the environment. It’s rare that we get…
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France Adopts National Light Pollution Policy Among Most Progressive In The World Thumbnail

by John Barentine, IDA Director of Public Policy A new law came into effect in France on the first day of 2019 that sets an important standard in western Europe for the protection of nighttime…
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Stewart Island/Rakiura Achieves International Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation Thumbnail

All eyes are now looking to the Stewart Island/Rakiura night sky with the Island officially recognised for its exceptional night sky quality. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has confirmed that Stewart Island/Rakiura has been…
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Highlights from the 2018 Annual General Meeting Thumbnail

The 2018 Annual General Meeting in Snowbird, Utah, brought together more than 170 dark sky enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate 30 years of night sky advocacy, network with other dark sky defenders, and…
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Tomintoul and Glenlivet – Cairngorms Designated First International Dark Sky Park In The Scottish Highlands Thumbnail

The high quality of the night skies above Tomintoul and Glenlivet have received a prestigious award by becoming Scotland’s second International Dark Sky Park. Awarded Gold Tier status by the International Dark-Sky Association, the Tomintoul…
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IDA Accepting Applications for Community-Friendly Sports Lighting Design Certification Thumbnail

In recent years, IDA has witnessed a marked increase in the number of outdoor sports lighting complexes built in urban and suburban neighborhoods. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that more than 2,000 outdoor…
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IDA Seeks Next Executive Director

The International Dark-Sky Association is seeking its next Executive Director to lead the organization to new heights and to build on 30 years of success in reducing light pollution and its environmental impacts worldwide.  Our…
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