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The Lyrids: The End of the Meteor Shower Drought

Lyrid Meteor Shower

Each year, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is active in mid-late April when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). This marks the end of the meteor shower drought over the last [...]

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IDA’s Board of Directors adopted a policy implementing the Five Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting on January 28, 2021. The Policy is intended to inform IDA’s ongoing work to protect the night from light pollution…
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IDA Board of Directors 2021

We hope that you will join us in welcoming these new additions to the International Dark-Sky Association Board of Directors!   Our New Board Officers: Diane Knutson, President | USA A pivotal moment occurred in…
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Dark Sky Week Books

Looking for dark sky books for children and adults? We’ve got you covered! With International Dark Sky Week approaching, we’ve created a couple of book lists for you. The adult book list consists of various…
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Dark Sky Week Shirts

International Dark Sky Week (April 5-12) is just over a month away. So, we are very excited to announce that International Dark Sky Week t-shirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts are available now! There are a…
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IDA Advocate Michael Lewis looking through a telescope.

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 Michael Lewis in…
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Quetico Provincial Park

Ontario Parks is pleased to announce Quetico Provincial Park has been designated as an InternationalDark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). “We are very pleased with today’s announcement,” said Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director…
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Light pollution impacts on the Black community

This year, in honor of Black History Month, we are starting conversations about racism and bringing awareness to the fact that light pollution disproportionately impacts the Black community. In fact, a recent study, which was…
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Advocacy in a pandemic

Being a dark sky advocate is not always easy. You often encounter people that don’t know that light can be a form of pollution. You first have to educate them that light pollution is a…
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Valles Caldera Dark Skies Sign

Jemez Springs, NM – The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association announced today that Valles Caldera National Preserve has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park. This certification recognizes the exceptional quality…
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International Dark Sky Week 2021 Dates

International Dark Sky Week 2021 is rapidly approaching! This year, we invite everyone to discover the night during the week of April 5-12.  Every year, the International Dark-Sky Association hosts International Dark Sky Week (IDSW)…
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