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Dinosaur National Monument Designated as an International Dark Sky Park

Dinosaur National Monument Designated as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

Dinosaur, Colorado and Jensen, Utah – Dinosaur National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the designation of Dinosaur as an International Dark Sky Park. This distinction recognizes the skies above Dinosaur as [...]

James River State Park Dark Sky Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 19, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. – What began as a project for Lora Callahan to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award has ended with James River State Park being named an…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/7/2019 Contact: Torney Van Acker Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority – Vice-Chair 703-250-7943, WASHINGTON, Va. — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) awarded Rappahannock County Park International Dark Sky Park status at…
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“Radiance Light Trends” Shows Changes in Earth’s Light Emissions Thumbnail

Many scientific datasets from satellites are in principle available for free, but that doesn’t mean that they are actually accessible to the wider public. A new web application aims to change that, at least for…
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Small Western Colorado Town Receives International Recognition for Dark Sky Thumbnail

NORWOOD, Colorado – Feb. 21, 2019 After almost 3 years of hard work on the part of a small team of volunteers in Norwood, Colorado, the International Dark-Sky Association has designated their town as the…
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IDA Seeks 2,000 Globe at Night Measurements in March Thumbnail

Call to Action: The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) calls on night sky enthusiasts around the world to rate the brightness of their night sky with the Globe at Night night sky measurement campaign this March…
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Grand Canyon Lodges Help Protect Grand Sky Views Thumbnail

Founded in 1919, Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the 277-mile long, one-mile deep canyon attracts about five…
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IDA Executive Director

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is pleased to announce that Ruskin Hartley has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ruskin succeeds outgoing executive director, Scott Feierabend, who held the post for four years…
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HARP students light pollution stakeholder meeting

Earlier this month, the International Dark-Sky Association was contacted by a group of students  from Bioscience High School in Phoenix, Arizona. The group, Helping Achieve a Renewable Planet (H.A.R.P.), has been researching the subject of…
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International Dark Sky Week 2019

2019 International Dark Sky Week

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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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