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Top of the Pines Newly Designated as an International Dark Sky Park

Top of the Pines at night.

OURAY COUNTY, Colorado, USA – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has named Top of the Pines (TOP) as the newest addition to the International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) Program. As such, TOP becomes the 6th [...]

Q&A with Advocate Andrea Soffiatti from Italy 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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Highlights from Under One Sky 2021

Highlights from Under One Sky 2021 Thumbnail

This year, we brought you our second annual Under One Sky Global Conference, and you definitely showed up! In fact, we had 800 unique attendees from 61 different countries–making this the largest gathering of dark…
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Starry sky above LBJ NHP.

STONEWALL, Texas, USA – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the certification of LBJ Ranch Unit of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park as an International Dark Sky Park…
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View of the night sky above Reimers Ranch.

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas, USA – Travis County and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are proud to announce that Milton Reimers Ranch Park is designated as an International Dark Sky Park. Travis County Commissioners formally accepted…
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IDA to Close Out 2021 Global Conference with Astronaut Panel Thumbnail

We are excited to announce that we will end our global conference – Under One Sky 2021 – with an astronaut panel featuring Ron Garan and John Grunsfeld! They will join us for a discussion…
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IDA Announces Engagement Workshops for Under One Sky 2021 Thumbnail

This year, we are very pleased to introduce engagement workshops to our Under One Sky conference! These workshop sessions will follow each of the regional sessions during the conference and last for about 45 minutes…
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View of the night sky above Bisei Town.

BISEI TOWN, Ibara City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan — Bisei Town of Ibara City is now certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) as a Dark Sky Community. This certification is the third Dark Sky Place…
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The Milky Way as viewed from inside Mammoth Cave National Park. PC: NPS

MAMMOTH CAVE, Kentucky, USA – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Mammoth Cave National Park as an International Dark-Sky Park. This certification recognizes the exceptional quality of night skies…
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Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel: Light Pollution Researcher and Space Pirate 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 Advocate and International…
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IDA Announces More Speakers for Under One Sky 2021 Thumbnail

We are thrilled to announce more of the Under One Sky 2021 speakers! These storytellers and experts will present during the regional sessions (broken down by timezone) of the conference taking place on November 12-13…
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