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Sunriver designated first International Dark Sky Place in Oregon

Sunriver designated first International Dark Sky Place in Oregon Thumbnail

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory and the Oregon Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association are excited to announce the designation of Sunriver, Oregon as the newest addition to the IDA International Dark Sky Places [...]

Perseid Meteor Shower: How to Enjoy It and Why It Matters Thumbnail

The following content was developed in collaboration between the International Dark-Sky Association and Astronomers Without Borders. It’s that time of year again; the annual Perseid meteor shower is upon us! Every August, across the Northern…
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Engineer by Day, Astronomer by Night 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 Osama Fathi (Cairo…
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Call to Present at IDA 2020 Virtual AGM & Conference | The Movement to Protect the Night Thumbnail

Since 1988, IDA’s work to protect the night from light pollution has grown into a movement, led by a worldwide community of dark sky advocates from around the world.  Right now, thought leaders in the…
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Protect and Restore the Night Thumbnail

Please make a gift to the Protect the Night Campaign today. Your donation will help bring simple solutions to the problem of light pollution to the places where you live, work, and play.   DONATE…
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Comet NEOWISE: Catch It While You Can Thumbnail

If you are in the northern hemisphere, you have a once-in-6,800-year opportunity to observe Comet NEOWISE – with nothing more than your eyes. (And an alarm clock.)  To see the comet, go outside early in…
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Ridgway, Colorado Tapped with International Dark Sky Community Designation from International Dark-Sky Association Thumbnail

PRESS RELEASE Ridgway, CO – The International Dark-Sky Association has named Ridgway as the newest addition to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Dark Sky Places Program. As such, Ridgway becomes the second IDA “Dark Sky…
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First International Dark Sky Park In New Zealand Accredited Thumbnail

Wai-iti Recreational Reserve and Tunnicliff Forest has been named the first International Dark Sky Park in New Zealand. The newly designated site consists of 135 hectares of Tasman District Council land just south of Wakefield…
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Advocate Opens the Door to Awareness 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 Colorado Chapter Board Member, Linda Kahananui.  Linda Kahananui…
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Winning Submissions for Capture the Dark Photography Contest Thumbnail

Nighttime photography plays an important role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of a naturally starry sky connects those who’ve never laid their eyes on the Milky Way to a universe hidden behind the…
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Satellite Megaconstellations and the Night Sky Thumbnail

If you’ve spent time looking at the sky in the last few months, you may have noticed an increase in the number of moving objects streaming across the night sky. You’re not imagining things.  In…
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