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Fort Union National Monument Certified as an International Dark Sky Park

Fort Union National Monument Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  Sept. 4, 2019 Contact: Lorenzo Vigil, 505-425-8025, Lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov Watrous, NM – The National Park Service and the International Dark Sky Association are pleased to announce Fort Union National Monument as an International [...]

Light Pollution and the Beginner Astronomer Thumbnail

Guest post by Peter Thompson, co-founder of Astronomy for Beginners Above your head every night, there is a light show that will take your breath away. That is, it will take your breath away if…
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Register Now for the IDA 2019 Annual General Meeting & Conference! Thumbnail

  Shoot for the stars this November 8th & 9th in Tucson, Arizona for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference. Join us for a weekend of networking and peer-to-peer learning as we explore the…
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Estrellas Ancestrales – Guatemala’s Heritage of Dark Skies Thumbnail

“I am a living witness of the stars disappearing,” says Sergio Emilio Montúfar Codoñer, a passionate Delegate of the International Dark-Sky Association in Guatemala. An amateur astronomer from a young age, Montúfar started learning about…
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Croatia Earns First International Dark Sky Place at Petrova gora-Biljeg Thumbnail

Astronomy Society Infinity is pleased to announce that the Petrova gora-Biljeg significant landscape in Croatia has received International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) certification. This is the first International Dark Sky Place in Croatia. Petrova gora…
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14th European Symposium for Protection of Night Sky to be held in Ireland this November Thumbnail

The Friends of Mayo Dark Skies Community Group will host the 14th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky November 3rd through 5th, 2019, in collaboration with Dark Sky Ireland and an international…
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Grand Canyon National Park Officially Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

News Release Date: June 17, 2019 Contact: Becky Latanich, 928-638-7958 Contact: Rader Lane, 928-638-7641 Grand Canyon, AZ – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce that Grand Canyon National…
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Buffalo National River Recognized for its Exceptional Dark Sky Thumbnail

Release Date: 6/13/2019 Contact: Casey Johannsen, 870-449-4311 Buffalo National River Recognized for its Exceptional Dark Sky Come for the river, stay for the stars HARRISON, ARK. – The National Park Service today announced the designation of…
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Response to SpaceX Starlink Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation Thumbnail

Tucson, AZ – On May 23, 2019, the spacecraft company, SpaceX launched a group of sixty satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). Due to their reflective solar panels and other metal surfaces, the satellites are…
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Call for Content for 2019 AGM Thumbnail

ABOUT THE 2019 AGM AND CONFERENCE The 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference will showcase lessons and skills from the network of people working to protect the natural nighttime environment around the world. From first…
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Colorado Celebrates Dark Sky Month This June Thumbnail

Thanks to the work of the IDA Colorado Chapter, Governor Jared Polis recently proclaimed June 2019 “Dark Sky Month” in the state. This designation is the result of committed dark sky advocates in Colorado, including…
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