Dark Sky Visa® Card
|These images were specifically chosen from our Dark Sky Places program. What a great way to show off your support for a natural night sky. This is an ongoing program and there is no time limit on putting in an application for your new card. It will be a wonderful conversation starter as you are in line at the grocery store and someone sees your beautiful credit card.|
- Choose from our organization's creative card designs
- $50 initial donation to our cause
- Earn 2% Cash rewards at most major gas and grocery merchants
- Earn 1% Cash rewards on all other purchases
Credit approval required. Terms and conditions apply.
Offered by Capital One, N.A. © 2010 Capital One.
IDA's Dark Sky Places Credit Card
Photo by James Hilder
Photo by Dave Wymer
Borrego Springs in Southern California is the second International Dark Sky Community. Surrounded by the nearly 1,000 square mile Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, it offers an excellent example of what a dark sky can get you. On those rare occasions when the northern lights become active enough to reach southerly latitudes, truly dark locations like Borrego Springs make them visible to both eye and camera.
|Scotland’s Galloway Forest Park is the first International Dark Sky Park in the United Kingdom and one of only two in Europe. Galloway Forest Park and Hungary’s Zselic National Landscape Protection Area were announced as Dark Sky Parks at IDA’s Annual General Meeting in November 2009. This breathtaking photograph by James Hilder, a member of the UK’s Campaign for Dark Skies, showcases the phenomenal views from Galloway.||Dave Wymer’s photograph is a four hour exposure on Kodak E200 slide film showing the North Star, Polaris, in the center. Exposures this long would never be possible without the dark skies of Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania, USA.|
Find out more about International Dark Sky Places.
IDA on TV
IDA Executive Director Bob Parks was recently interviewed about light pollution on CBS This Morning. Watch the video here.
Light Pollution in Men's Journal
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. Read Excerpt
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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