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Halley’s Comet is Back! At Least its Remnants Are.

Meteor seen from the site of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile.

Halley's Comet is only visible from Earth once every 75 years, but residual chunks separated from its tail hundreds of years ago generate two annual meteor showers: the Eta Aquarids in April/May and the Orionids […] Read More

Return Eagle Mountain Lands to Joshua Tree National Park!

Joshua Tree National Park at sunset with cactus in foreground.

International Dark Sky Association Alert Take Action by May 27, 2016! A sample letter is provided below.  In October 2015 we called on you to support the designation of the proposed Mojave Trails, Sand to […] Read More

Night Lights and Prosperity Don’t Always Go Hand in Hand

Photo ISS043-E-247811 of North and South Korea from the International Space Station ISS.

By guest writer Chris Kyba North Korea is famously dark compared to South Korea and China at night, and images like the one above are often used to demonstrate the consequences of its "unenlightened" policies. I certainly wouldn't […] Read More

World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve is in the Heart of Southeast England

World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve is in the Heart of Southeast England Image

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) have today, 10 May, named the South Downs National Park as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve. Scott Feierabend, Executive Director of the IDA, said: “We are pleased to […] Read More

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