Support IDA

Check out the Newly Redesigned Nightscape Magazine!

Cover of Nightscape #105

We are delighted to bring you a sneak peek of the digital version of the newly redesigned Nightscape magazine, Summer 2021 edition, #105. Nightscape is our award-winning publication, that provides current news about the International [...]

IDA Advocate Abhishek Pawse

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 Advocate Abhishek Pawse from…
Read more

Meet the Judges of the 2021 Capture the Dark Photo Contest

In celebration of the impact that photography has had on the dark sky movement, the International Dark-Sky Association is hosting the second annual Capture the Dark Photography Contest. To judge the submissions, we put together…
Read more

Capture the Dark Photography Contest

Photography plays a powerful role in the dark sky movement. A photograph of the naturally dark sky connects those who’ve never laid eyes on the naturally dark sky to a universe hidden behind the veil…
Read more

Fight for the Stars

Fight for the Stars Thumbnail

The following is a guest post by dark sky advocate Emma Schmidt, from Austin, Texas, USA. Hello! I am Emma Schmidt, a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 145. I just finished high school in Austin…
Read more

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Named World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, in central Colorado, U.S., has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the thirteenth International Dark Sky Places designation in the state and the forty-first site…
Read more

Call for 2021 Award Nominations Thumbnail

Do you know a dark sky advocate who deserves recognition for their work protecting the night from light pollution? Whether they have dedicated decades to reducing light pollution, brought innovative dark sky solutions to the…
Read more

Towns of Nucla and Naturita, Colorado, Jointly Designated an International Dark Sky Community Thumbnail

The International Dark Sky Association today announced the designation of the Towns of Nucla and Naturita, Colorado, as an International Dark Sky Community, reflecting the outcome of a rigorous, eighteen-month nomination process. Nucla and Naturita…
Read more

Zion National Park Accreditation Completes Dark Skies Designations in ‘Mighty Five’ Utah National Parks Thumbnail

The National Park Service and IDA announced today that Zion National Park in Utah, U.S., has been designated as an International Dark Sky Park. Following Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks, Zion…
Read more

Wild Atlantic Skies in Ireland’s County Mayo Thumbnail

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of Georgia MacMillan in Ireland with an article…
Read more

White text that reads endangered species day in all caps surrounded by a white circle on a dark blue background.

Every year on the third Friday in May, people all around the world celebrate Endangered Species Day by learning about and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species. Light pollution has significant impacts on…
Read more