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Prineville Reservoir State Park Becomes First International Dark Sky Park in Oregon

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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and IDA are pleased to announce that Prineville Reservoir State Park is today certified as an International Dark Sky Park, making it the newest addition to the International Dark [...]

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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Sujay Patil Founder of Meet Star Gazers App

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 and founder of…
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Dark Sky over Rockport State Park photo by Shelby Stock

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has awarded International Dark Sky Park status to Jordanelle, Kodachrome Basin, and Rockport State Parks. Utah has more dark sky state parks than any other state park system. These parks…
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Every year, the Globe at Night international citizen-science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, tablet…
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