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Texas’ South Llano River State Park Designated an IDA Dark Sky Park

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Nestled just off Interstate 10 on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country is the International Dark-Sky Association’s newest appointee – South Llano River State Park, located just outside of the city of Junction… Read More

IDA Co-Sponsors Major International Dark Skies Conference

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  Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, which covers over 5,000 square miles, is to be the setting for the first-ever international Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe. The event, from 20-22 September 2017, will bring… Read More

Flagstaff AZ Images at Night Show Success with Years of Dark Sky Advocacy

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New images taken by the National Park Service of Flagstaff, Arizona show the years of dedicated dark sky advocacy and restrictions has been a success. The aim for the images was to better understand the… Read More

Stephen C. Foster State Park Named First International Dark Sky Park in Georgia (U.S.)

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IDA has designated Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp of southern Georgia, U.S., as a Gold-tier International Dark Sky Park. The park's new status makes it the first place in the state of… Read More

Big Cypress Becomes First U.S. National Preserve To Earn Dark Sky Park Accreditation

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The National Park Service and IDA are pleased to announce that Big Cypress National Preserve has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. With the extent of urbanization in the eastern United States it is… Read More

Lauwersmeer National Park Becomes Second Dark Sky Park Named In The Netherlands

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The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) today certified Lauwersmeer National Park in Friesland and Groningen, Netherlands, as only the second International Dark Sky Park in Holland. The designation for Lauwersmeer is special because the Netherlands is one… Read More

12 Stunning Dark Sky Places in the UK and Ireland

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Ireland and the United Kingdom are home to 12 IDA International Dark Sky Places. That's a lot of protected night skies! Learn more about these inspiring places working to fight light pollution and educate the public… Read More

Second Utah State Park Named IDA Dark Sky Park

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After a two-year application process, Goblin Valley State Park has been formally designated as an International Dark Sky Park. It is the second unit in the Utah State Parks system to gain this status, following… Read More

Happy Centennial to the National Park Service!

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Today, August 24, marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. That’s 100 years of protecting our national treasures, including our dark night skies! With the help and support the NPS Natural Sounds and Night… Read More

US National Monument Designated Dark Sky Park on its 100th Birthday

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IDA is proud to announce the destination of  Capulin Volcano National Monument as a Gold-tier International Dark Sky Park on the centennial of its founding on August 9, 1916. The park is part of a small family… Read More