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Advocate Opens the Door to Awareness

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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 Colorado Chapter Board Member, Linda Kahananui.  Linda Kahananui, [...]

The Human Environment Includes Orbital Space Thumbnail

By Ruskin Hartley, Executive Director Protecting the night from light pollution for all living things requires bold action. Today, we call on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and all who value the dark…
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Niue is World’s First Country to Become a Dark Sky Place Thumbnail

Media Release The Pacific nation now provides protection for sky, sea, and land. The Pacific island of Niue is the world’s first whole country to become an International Dark Sky Place. It has received formal accreditation…
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Light Pollution Research Shows Humans and Wildlife Can Coexist Thumbnail

It is no secret that light pollution has an impact on wildlife.  For billions of years, all life has relied on Earth’s predictable rhythm of day and night. It’s encoded in the DNA of all…
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City of Fredericksburg Receives International Dark Sky Community Designation Thumbnail

For More Information Contact: Lea Feuge, Public Information Officer City of Fredericksburg (830) 997-7521 LFeuge@fbgtx.org   Fredericksburg, TX – After review by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Board, the City of Fredericksburg’s application to become an International…
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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…
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Women and Girls in the Dark Sky Movement Thumbnail

February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day to celebrate the incredible contributions women have made to science and technology, highlight the gender inequities in the industry, and inspire…
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The Life-Changing Magic of Dark Skies Thumbnail

“I seriously believe that a mere gaze at a starry night sky can completely change people and give them hopes and dreams of making this a better world, because that is exactly what happened to me,”…
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What Does Lettuce Have To Do With My Night Sky? Thumbnail

by John C. Barentine, Ph.D. Director of Public Policy Residents of cities in towns in North America and Europe increasingly report strange glows in the night sky. Arizonans see their skies light up bright purple…
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A Bright Star in the Dark Sky World Thumbnail

Cindy Luongo Cassidy, creator of the “Be a Star” program in Texas, is a bright star among dark sky advocates. While her awards, accomplishments, and leadership roles in the dark sky realm are substantial, including…
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IDA Responds to Satellite Megaconstellations Thumbnail

Mega constellations, also known as low earth-orbit (“LEO”) satellite constellations, are webs of networked satellites that orbit the Earth at altitudes of 2,000 km or less intended to provide global telecommunications services. The brightness and…
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