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Scott Feierabend, IDA’s executive director, presents IDA’s Outdoor Lighting awards

Every year many volunteers from around the globe show remarkable dedication and initiative in supporting the IDA mission. The IDA awards program recognizes individuals who have given generously of their time to dramatically improve our […] Read More

Nominate Someone for an IDA Award!

Scott Feierabend, IDA’s executive director, presents IDA’s Outdoor Lighting awards

Every year many volunteers from around the globe show remarkable dedication and initiative in supporting the IDA mission. The IDA awards program recognizes individuals who have given generously of their time to dramatically improve our […] Read More

US National Monument Designated Dark Sky Park on its 100th Birthday

US National Monument Designated Dark Sky Park on its 100th Birthday Image

IDA is proud to announce the destination of  Capulin Volcano National Monument as a Gold-tier International Dark Sky Park on the centennial of its founding on August 9, 1916. The park is part of a small family […] Read More

7 Pieces of Art Inspired by the Night Sky

The Starry Night painted in 1889 by Vincent van Gogh.

Until recently, for all of human history, our ancestors experienced a sky brimming with stars – a night sky that inspired science, religion, philosophy, literature and art. Unfortunately, we’ll never know the great art we’ve […] Read More

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