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Love the stars? Astronomers have a unique suggestion for Valentine’s Day

Love the stars? Astronomers have a unique suggestion for Valentine’s Day Thumbnail

PRESS RELEASE: February 11, 2020 from National Science Foundation OIR Lab Few sights are more romantic than a star-filled sky, but there are fewer and fewer places on Earth where we can still enjoy a truly [...]

Mexico’s Environmental Law Will Now Include Regulation of Light Pollution Thumbnail

by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy and Amanda Gormley Director of Communication The Senate of Mexico unanimously endorsed legislation that classifies light pollution as a form of environmental pollution this November. The…
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El Morro National Monument Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

News Release For Immediate Release: December 17, 2019 Contact: Ernie Price, 505-285-4641 ext. 18, ernie_price@nps.gov Ramah, NM – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce El Morro National Monument…
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IDA Advocate Opens Teens Eyes to Light Pollution in Chicago 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, Rosalía Lugo.  Self-described…
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Festival at U.K. International Dark Sky Reserve Stirs Emotional Family Moment Thumbnail

Every year International Dark Sky Places host thousands of events and celebrations to connect local communities to the night sky and natural darkness. For attendees like Natalie Munn of Brighton, U.K., these festivals offer unforgettable…
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We all share one big sky. Help protect it. Thumbnail

Light pollution doesn’t stop at borders – and that’s why our work to protect the night is a global movement. We all share one big sky.  Donate Now and Receive a Free 2020 Calendar!  Outdoor…
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Cottonwood, Arizona Designated as International Dark Sky Community Thumbnail

MEDIA RELEASE City of Cottonwood 827 North Main Street Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 (928) 634-5526   COTTONWOOD, Arizona (December 5, 2019)  The City of Cottonwood has become the newest addition to the International Dark Sky Places…
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NIGHTSCAPE: IDA 2018 Annual Report Published Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association’s 2018 Annual Report has been published and is available to view and download here. The 2018 Annual Report includes a letter from Executive Director Ruskin Hartley, features the organization’s International Dark…
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Carpe Noctem: Efforts to Protect the Dark in Serbia Thumbnail

Meet Dajana Bjelajac, Ph.D. student studying light pollution at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Bjelajac is an IDA Delegate working to protect the night from light pollution in Serbia through her NGO, Carpe…
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Vrani Kamen (Croatia) Designated as International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

PRESS RELEASE It is our great honour and pleasure to announce that Vrani kamen park has become the first International Dark Sky Park in Croatia to have earned a Gold Tier designation, according to strict…
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NIGHTS OVER TUCSON: How the Tucson, Arizona, LED Conversion Improved the Quality of the Night Thumbnail

Can a lighting retrofit in a growing metropolitan city save energy, maintain safety standards, and protect the starry night sky? __ Tucson, Arizona, is a major metropolitan city in the southwest United States. The city…
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