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The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

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Less than 100 years ago, everyone could look up and see a spectacular starry night sky. But not today … According to the “World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness,” 99 percent of U.S. and […] Read More

7 Gift Ideas Inspired by the Night Sky

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We know that finding the right holiday gift can be challenging, so here are some ideas for your dark-sky-loving friends and family. And of course, there are no rules stating you can't treat yourself, too! 1. IDA […] Read More

Original Bonestell Painting for Auction

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We are excited to announce that an anonymous friend of IDA has donated an original Chesley Bonestell oil painting of the moon for IDA to auction off. The lucky winner gets a one-of-a-kind Bonestell painting […] Read More

Stephen C. Foster State Park Named First International Dark Sky Park in Georgia (U.S.)

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IDA has designated Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp of southern Georgia, U.S., as a Gold-tier International Dark Sky Park. The park's new status makes it the first place in the state of […] Read More

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