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Photo of a starry night above the Himalayas by Oshin D. Zakarin.

The International Dark-Sky Association wants you to be a part of our new “100 x 100 x 100 Membership Campaign”! Our goal is to add 100 new members to the IDA Family at the $100 […] Read More

Join us for our 2015 Annual General Meeting

One Coin - Two Sides

The International Dark-Sky Association is thrilled to announce that our 26th Annual General Meeting will be held November 14-15, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. This year's conference theme is “One Coin ~ Two Sides: Impacts of […] Read More

How to Do Your Own Lights Out Challenge

The Mackinac Bridge at twilight with colored lights that are reflecting in the water.

By Mary Stewart Adams, Headlands International Dark Sky Park Program Director "If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record." Every year in August, the Perseid Meteor Shower comes to its […] Read More

Death of Dark Sky Advocate is Loss to Dark Skies Movement

People sitting on the lawn lookin gup at a starry night sky at the Newport State Park during its Perseid meteor showers event.

IDA staff and board members are truly saddened to learn about the passing of Ray Stonecipher of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, a passionate and dedicated advocate for dark skies, last Thursday, August 27. Ray, an IDA […] Read More


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