IDA recently announced the designation of the first International Dark Sky Place in France. In naming the Pic du Midi International Dark Sky Reserve, IDA is pleased to recognize the immense local efforts to preserve and protect the exceptionally dark night skies over the Pyrénées Mountains. Read the Press Release>>
GLOBE at Night Sets Dates for 2014 Campaigns. Be a citizen-scientist and help fight light pollution. Collect data on night sky brightness and submit your observations from your computer or smartphone. It's simple, fun, and educational! Check out Globe at Night to find observations dates for 2014 and explore the last 8 years of data with their cool interactive map.
The December 2013 issue of Men's Journal featured a nine-page article on light pollution. Read "How Light Pollution is Stealing the Night Sky."
Check out IDA's new lighting estimates: World Outdoor Lighting Facts. Click here to see a larger graphic
The IDA’s 2013 Annual General Meeting brought together a wide-range of dark sky advocates to discuss night sky preservation. Details Here >>>
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 >>
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 >>
Congratulations to Sam Finn, winner of the IDA Dark Sky Giveaway contest. Here's Sam with his new Tele Vue eyepieces donated by Tele Vue Optics.
Christopher Kyba, a member of the IDA Board of Directors, has successfully crowdsourced a citizen science project (Skyglow Berlin Project) for kids in Berlin. Read More in English and see the project home page (in German)
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 >>
Arizona Illustrated covers light pollution with 2 TV stories. Watch their broadcast from December 16
and their shorter report Light, Color Affect Life All Around.