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

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You Can Make Twice the Difference!

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Here’s Your Chance to Make Twice the Difference Protecting Night Skies! We have great news! Several of IDA’s committed donors have generously combined their resources to match, dollar for dollar, every gift we receive until July 31 … up […] Read More

IDA Dark Sky Places Photo Contest is Now Open

IDA Dark Sky Places Photo Contest is Now Open Image

The 2017 International Dark-Sky Association Calendar Contest is now open for submissions! This year we’re looking for stunning night sky images from IDA-designated International Dark Sky Places (click here for an interactive map to see where IDA-designated Dark […] 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

5 Appalling Facts about Light Pollution

Light pollution in Los Angeles obscures the night sky.

  The sky glow of Los Angeles is visible from an airplane 200 miles away. Residents of L.A. haven’t been able to see the stars for a while. In fact some city dwellers don’t even […] Read More

5 Popular Myths About LED Streetlights

Streetlights on city street at night create glare making it hard to see.

The rapid changes in LED lighting technology have given rise to an LED retrofit revolution. Across the globe, municipalities are opting to switch out their older street lighting to new, more energy-efficient LEDs. Unfortunately, these […] Read More

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