IDA EUROPE OFFICE
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European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky
Every year, the IDA Europe office aids a European Chapter or affiliate of IDA in hosting the European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky. This annual conference assembles worldwide experts on light pollution to discuss the latest in education, technology, ecological issues, and sky brightness monitoring.
11th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky
Protection of the Night Sky
6-8 October 2011, Osnabrück, Germany
Protection of Slovene Light Pollution Law
Dark Sky Slovenia joins other Slovenian environmental groups to write in concern over the E-Street project, a study questioning the energy policies of the 2008 Slovene national ighting ordinance. Read the letter here >>
Rückblick auf das Fachgespräch, Lichtverschmutzung - über die Schattenseite des Lichts
The green party in the Bundestag 75 participants held an expert discussion on the topic of light pollution on 20 April, 2009. 75 participants added the latest information on a political and technological discussion. Some topics can be found on the Web site of Bundestag member Peter Hettlich (German language). Visit Web site >>
Sorado Paper is Questioned by Nicolas Bessolaz
"Towards an Efficient Control of Light Pollution: The optimization of the public lighting system from an accurate modeling of light pollution" takes a scientific approach to the efficiency of illumination. Read the paper >>
World's first Dark Sky Discovery Sites Launched in Scotland
The 25th of March saw the launch of the world's first two Dark Sky Discovery Sites, in Dalkeith and Glen Nevis. The Dalkeith site, at Newbattle Abbey College, has hosted Dark Sky events and workshops previously, and is a good example of an urban area where stargazing can take place. The Glen Nevis site will help to encourage people in areas of Scotland with darker night skies to discover and enjoy the view of the heavens. Read more >>
IDA Executive Director Bob Parks was recently interviewed about light pollution on CBS This Morning. Watch the video here.
Look for "Where Did All The Stars Go? - How Light Pollution Is Stealing The Night" a nine-page article in the December 2013 issue of Men's Journal. On sale now.
IDA's Current Lighting Estimates
Check out IDA's new lighting estimates: World Outdoor Lighting Facts. Click here to see a larger graphic
Member of the IDA Board of Directors interviewed on slashdot.org:
IDA Board Member, Kelly Beatty, was interviewed on Slashdot about the importance of protecting the night sky and how LEDs are encouraging the change. Read More >>
New Mexican Skies Protected with Dark Sky Park Designation
The 34,000-acre Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been designated as the world's newest "Gold Tier" International Dark Sky Park. Read more >>
IDA Dark Sky Giveaway Winner
Skyglow Berlin Project for Kids
Uwingu Supplies Grant to Help Save Our Stars
The International Dark-Sky Association recently became the recipient of a grant from the Uwingu Fund in support of the new IDA- program Save Our Stars. Read the IDA Press Release >>
Measuring Night Sky Brightness?
There's an App for That
Astronomers and dark sky-advocates take note—you can now measure the brightness of the night sky using your smartphone. Read the IDA Press Release >>
Interest in our International Dark Sky Places is on the rise. Learn all about them here.>>
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