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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

Contact Your Elected Official to Fight Against Blue-Rich LED Street Lighting

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Many cities across the globe are replacing their older street lights with newer LED technology. Specifically, with the blue-rich white LED (light-emitting diode) lighting. While many praise the LED conversions as a money saving and… Read More

Call to Action! Contact Chicago’s Administration to Demand a Responsible Outdoor Lighting Plan

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IDA's Executive Director, Scott Feierabend has sent an urgent letter to Chicago's Mayor, Rahm Emanuel's regarding the proposed outdoor lighting plan. This letter urges Emanuel and his Administration to choose a safe, responsible outdoor lighting… Read More

Special Note from Our Executive Director Scott Feierabend

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With a change in Administrations less than two months away, experts who monitor the federal tax code and charitable giving are suggesting that donors may want to accelerate their giving to nonprofits for the 2016… Read More

Take Action: Protect The ‘Bears Ears’ of Southern Utah

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Large stretches of U.S. territory that still experience natural nighttime darkness are now few in number, and they shrink every year due to encroaching development. You can help save the dark night skies over one… Read More

Be Part of the Global Debate On LEDs

Light pollution in New York City. Photo by Jim Richardson.

For the past five years, IDA has sounded the alarm about the environmental and health impacts of blue-rich white light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting that is replacing older technologies in cities across the globe. Recently… Read More

Act Now to Preserve the Grand Canyon Area Night Skies

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We need your help! You've probably heard the exciting news that Grand Canyon National Park has been designated a Dark Sky Park! Well, right now there is a rare opportunity to extend night sky protections to… Read More

Return Eagle Mountain Lands to Joshua Tree National Park!

Joshua Tree National Park at sunset with cactus in foreground.

International Dark Sky Association Alert Take Action by May 27, 2016! A sample letter is provided below.  In October 2015 we called on you to support the designation of the proposed Mojave Trails, Sand to… Read More

Arizona E-Billboard Expansion Defeated

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We are pleased to announce the defeat of Arizona House Bill 2507, which would have expanded the allowable range of electronic billboards in the state. Sponsored by State Rep. Sonny Borrelli of Lake Havasu City… Read More

Help Protect the California Desert’s Night Skies

A starry night sky with a cactus in the foreground at Joshua National Monument.

The dark night skies of the California desert, one of the most unique and pristine places in the United States, are under threat. But you can help! We urge you to contact President Barack Obama… Read More