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The European Union Adopts New Guidance On Roadway Lighting Installations

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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 [...]

Leading a Movement: IDA 3-Year Strategic Plan (2019-2021) Thumbnail

Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports human health and heritage, preserves wildlife habitat, saves money, and provides visual access to celestial discovery for professional and amateur astronomers alike…
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IDA Urges Decision-Makers in China Consider Cost-Effective Alternatives to “Artificial Moon” Thumbnail

According to recent media reports, China’s Chengdu, a city in the Sichuan province, has announced plans for an experimental “artificial moon” to be launched in 2020, with two additional satellite launches slated for 2022. The…
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New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail Thumbnail

While New Mexico has long been a destination for dark sky enthusiasts, there had been no organized effort to promote dark sky tourism until the state’s Tourism Department got involved. On a visit to Capulin…
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International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients Thumbnail

  Each year, the IDA recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve and protect the natural nighttime environment. The recipients of the 2018 IDA…
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Croatia Set To Enact One Of The World’s Most Advanced National Light Pollution Laws Thumbnail

by John Barentine Director of Public Policy A proposed country-wide law in Croatia would conform to IDA’s endorsed best practices, including requirements concerning both shielding and color temperature of outdoor lighting. The law is also…
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The International Dark-Sky Association welcomes a new chapter in Ohio U.S. to support efforts that protect the nighttime environment from light pollution across the state of Ohio.  Light pollution–defined as the inappropriate use of artificial…
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GreaterSkies: Committed to Excellence and to IDA Thumbnail

Founded in 2006 by Juan Reyero, GreaterSkies is a small, international company that produces personalized star maps. Juan says that he has always had an interest in astronomy, and that he started making star maps…
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“The Father of Modern Space Art” Inspired a Lifelong Love of Night Skies Thumbnail

As a young boy, IDA member John Mosley vividly recalls being mesmerized by the oversized paintings of distant worlds by Chesley Bonestell in Life Magazine’s “The World We Live In.” Bonestell, “the father of modern…
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Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies Thumbnail

The western part of Texas is home to one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the US, the Permian Basin. Also located in this area is the McDonald Observatory, home of the…
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Artificial Light Affects Zooplankton in Arctic Thumbnail

During the polar night in the high Arctic, a team of scientists discovered “that certain aspects of the polar marine ecosystems are extremely sensitive to potential light pollution and that traditional sampling techniques are insufficient…
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