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

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2016 Astronomical Events: 7 Reasons to Look Up at Dark Night Skies

A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower in 2015.

March 8: Jupiter at Opposition The gas giant Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, has two and a half times the mass of all the other planets combined. On this date, it will […] Read More

IDA Designates First U.S. International Dark Sky Sanctuary In New Mexico

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IDA is pleased to announce the designation of the Cosmic Campground as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. It is the first such designation in the U.S., and the first IDA International Dark Sky Place designation of […] Read More

Three Surprising Creatures Affected by Light Pollution

Three Surprising Creatures Affected by Light Pollution Image

Every year we see lots of new research on the effect of artificial light at night on various types of wildlife. Many of us know of the impact of light pollution on wildlife such as […] Read More

International Dark Sky Week 2016

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Join the International Dark-Sky Association for seven days of celebration, learning and action! Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key […] Read More


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