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

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Enjoying Dark Skies with Kids!

Participating in dark sky activities gives kids first-hand, meaningful experiences that help them understand the obstacles we face in protecting our dark skies. Creating fun opportunities engages and empowers the decision makers of tomorrow. Below is […] Read More

Press Release: Protecting Dark Skies for Astronomy and Life

Press Release: Protecting Dark Skies for Astronomy and Life Image

Below is the Press Release that was released on January 6th by the Lowell Observatory and National Optical Astronomy Observatory. John Barentine, IDA's Program Manager, participated in the AAS Workshop in Grapevine, TX. JOINT PRESS […] Read More

Judge Ruled Against City of Monterey Over LED Conversion

Judge Ruled Against City of Monterey Over LED Conversion Image

Recently, a judge ruled against the city of Monterey, stating they violated the California Environmental Quality Act and the Brown Act when they began their LED streetlight conversion in 2009. A group of Monterey residents calling […] Read More

Enjoying Dark Skies with Kids!

Enjoying Dark Skies with Kids! Image

Participating in dark sky activities gives kids first-hand, meaningful experiences that help them understand the obstacles we face in protecting our dark skies. Creating fun opportunities engages and empowers the decision makers of tomorrow. Below is […] Read More

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