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The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

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Kanab, Utah Preserves View of the Stars with Outdoor Lighting Ordinance

On June 26, 2018, after a two-year citizen-led effort, the Kanab City Council enacted an outdoor lighting ordinance to protect the natural darkness that makes Kane County, Utah, a great place to see stars. Residents […] Read More

Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies

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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 […] Read More

Artificial Light Affects Zooplankton in Arctic

Artificial Light Affects Zooplankton in Arctic Image

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 […] Read More

World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve Is Largest In Europe

World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve Is Largest In Europe Image

Dark night skies remain accessible over southeastern France, thanks to efforts undertaken by a region of the country described by National Geographic as “classic landscape of traditional French life”. In recognition, Cévennes National Park has been […] Read More

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