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

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Take the #HangTheMoon Challenge!

An image of a hammock among palm trees under a starry night sky.

The most vibrant nighttime experiences, the ones that burn in the back of our minds, are the times we disrupt the cycle and break routine. With that in mind, we've teamed up with hammock and […] 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

Take the #HangTheMoon Challenge!

An image of a hammock among palm trees under a starry night sky.

The most vibrant nighttime experiences, the ones that burn in the back of our minds, are the times we disrupt the cycle and break routine. With that in mind, we've teamed up with hammock and […] Read More

12 Stunning Dark Sky Places in the UK and Ireland

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Ireland and the United Kingdom are home to 12 IDA International Dark Sky Places. That's a lot of protected night skies! Learn more about these inspiring places working to fight light pollution and educate the public […] Read More

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