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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 [...]

Help Map Light Pollution and Set a World Record Thumbnail

PRESS RELEASE Can you see the stars? Who has the darkest skies? Tell us what you can see on the longest night, help us map Australia’s light pollution, and set a world record . Scientists are…
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Capture the Dark Photo Contest Finalists Thumbnail

Last month, the International Dark-Sky Association launched its first-ever dark sky photography contest. The Capture the Dark Photo Contest called for photos of the beautiful and dark night sky, images that captured the impact of…
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Toward an Equitable Dark Sky Movement Thumbnail

The following statement was approved by the IDA Board of Directors on June 11, 2020. Black lives matter.  The brutal killing of George Floyd, the racist reaction to black birder, Christian Cooper in Central Park…
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Call for 2020 IDA Award Nominations Thumbnail

Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work protecting the night from light pollution? Whether they have dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the…
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Save the Date – IDA 2020 *Virtual* Annual General Meeting & Conference Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to invite you to the IDA 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting & Conference this November! Every year, members of the International Dark-Sky Association attend the AGM & Conference to…
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New Research Strengthens Ability to Monitor Light Pollution From Orbit Thumbnail

by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy Since the beginning of the Space Age, humanity has had a bird’s eye view of our planet, both day and night. On his first space voyage…
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Nightscape Photographer Brings Light Pollution In Focus 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 Mike Shaw (Minnesota). …
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Meet the Judges – IDA ‘Capture the Dark’ Photo Contest Thumbnail

In celebration of the night, the International Dark-Sky Association is hosting a  ‘Capture the Dark’ Dark Sky Photography Contest May 8 – May 25, 2020. To judge submissions, IDA has coordinated a panel of astrophotographers…
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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Certified as International Dark Sky Sanctuary Thumbnail

Contact: Tim Hudson, 207-456-6001 May 8, 2020 PATTEN, ME – Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument…
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Enter IDA’s ‘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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