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Josh Dury: Raising a Profile for the Dark Sky Movement in the UK’s Climate Capital

Josh Dury: Raising a Profile for the Dark Sky Movement in the UK’s Climate Capital 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 Jush Dury in [...]

What You Should Know About Bird Migration and Light Pollution Thumbnail

We are pleased to announce a new partner in the critical work of protecting the night from light pollution: the National Audubon Society. The two organizations are an excellent fit! Encompassed in Audubon’s mission to…
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Davagh Forest Park Becomes First International Dark Sky Place in Northern Ireland Thumbnail

Davagh Forest Park has become only the second place on the island of Ireland — and the first in the north — to be accredited as an IDA International Dark Sky Park. It is one…
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Register Now for the 2020 Annual General Meeting and Conference! Thumbnail

Registration for the 2020 IDA Annual General Meeting and Conference is now open!  You can register here now. IDA members, advocates, partners, and supporters are invited to virtually attend the weekend of networking, fun, and…
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Utah’s East Canyon State Park Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

East Canyon State Park in northeastern Utah, U.S., has been accredited as an International Dark Sky Park. This designation means that East Canyon State Park has beautifully dark night skies that allow visitors to clearly…
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It’s that time again! Registration for the 2020 Annual General Meeting and Conference opens on September 1. This year we are going virtual and capturing the interactive and collaborative spirit of the previous annual conferences…
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Comprehensive Report on Satellite Constellations Finds that Astrophotography will be Severely Affected Thumbnail

By: Ruskin Hartley and John Barentine  Last summer, a new phenomenon startled night-sky watchers everywhere: for the first few weeks of their operation, Starlink satellites appeared as a group of objects orbiting together, a bright…
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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Community Thumbnail

IDA is pleased to announce the Village of Hawthorn Woods as the latest addition to its International Dark Sky Community family. Today’s designation of this small, rural municipality located just 65 kilometers (40 miles) north…
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Writing Under, About, and For the Stars 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 Megan Eaves. “The night…
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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…
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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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