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Dark Skies Over the Bears Ears

The Milky Way rises over the proposed Bears Ears National Monument, Utah, U.S., while prehistoric Native American petroglyphs grace the rock panel at left. Photo by Marc Toso.

Guest Post by Stewart Aitchison Most of the proposed 1.9 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah is blessed with extraordinary dark skies. For at least 12,000 years, from paleo-hunter/gatherers to modern farmers, ranchers […] Read More

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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

Dark Skies Over the Bears Ears

Dark Skies Over the Bears Ears Image

Guest Post by Stewart Aitchison Most of the proposed 1.9 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah is blessed with extraordinary dark skies. For at least 12,000 years, from paleo-hunter/gatherers to modern farmers, ranchers […] Read More

Take Action: Protect The ‘Bears Ears’ of Southern Utah

Take Action: Protect The ‘Bears Ears’ of Southern Utah Image

Large stretches of U.S. territory that still experience natural nighttime darkness are now few in number, and they shrink every year due to encroaching development. You can help save the dark night skies over one […] Read More

Happy Centennial to the National Park Service!

Happy Centennial to the National Park Service! Image

Today, August 24, marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. That’s 100 years of protecting our national treasures, including our dark night skies! With the help and support the NPS Natural Sounds and Night […] Read More

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