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

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Happy Centennial to the National Park Service!

Tents under the Milkyway at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Photo credit: NPS/Emily Ogden

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

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

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

Eyes In The Sky: Exploring Global Light Pollution With Satellite Maps

Eyes In The Sky: Exploring Global Light Pollution With Satellite Maps Image

Billions of people around the world routinely experience light pollution in the form of skyglow, the ever-present “haze” of light over cities at night. It comes from light on the ground scattering in the atmosphere […] 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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