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Looking Up! Celebrating 30 Years of Night Sky Advocacy at the 2018 Annual General Meeting

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Looking Up! This year, we’re celebrating IDA’s 30th anniversary and the community of scientists, conservationists, policy-makers, and advocates who successfully work together to preserve and protect the natural nighttime environment and our heritage of night… Read More

Earth Night | International Dark Sky Week Inspiration

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Andy Kreyche of the IDA Santa Cruz Chapter believes that the night sky should be of interest to everyone. Kreyche has been involved with the Chapter in California for about two years, and now serves… Read More

2018 Globe at Night

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An important part of solving the problem of light pollution is to have a thorough understanding of its magnitude. A great way to do that is to measure the brightness of the night sky. Thankfully… Read More

The Night Sky and You: Perseid Meteor Shower & Total/Partial Solar Eclipse

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night… Read More

The Night Sky and You

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  By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the… Read More

The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night… Read More

LIMITED EDITION IDA Poster by Tyler Nordgren

Artist Tyler Nordgren, widely known for his classic images of the night sky and other wondrous landscapes, has generously created 100 limited edition, signed and uniquely numbered posters for 2017 International Dark Sky Week. This… Read More

Quadrantids Will be Nature’s Fireworks to Start 2017 Off Right

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2017 is set to start off in a spectacular fashion on January 4th with nature’s “fireworks” display of the Quadrantids. The Quadrantids meteor shower is anticipated to best be seen from the Northern Hemisphere where… Read More

Geminid Meteor Shower Sure to Make the Holidays Sparkle

White streaks across a night sky are from the 2013 Geminid Meteor Showers.

This December features one of the best meteor showers of the year. During the peak of the shower, you may be able to see as many as 120 shooting stars per hour, one of the highest… Read More

Great Balls of Fire! Two Meteor Showers in November

A fireball from the Taurids meteor shower against the Northern Lights near Keller, Washington.

This month offers several opportunities for seeing meteor showers and maybe even a fireball or two! The Northern Taurid and Leonid meteors showers will take us through most of the month of November. Here’s what… Read More