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International Dark Sky Week: 5 Ways to Support Dark Skies Right Now

The nighttime environment is a crucial natural resource for all life on Earth, but the glow of uncontrolled outdoor lighting has hidden the stars, radically changing the nighttime environment. International Dark Sky Week draws attention… 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

IDA’s 2016 Annual General Meeting in Review

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On December 3, 2016, we hosted our Annual General Meeting at the Aloft hotel in Tucson, AZ. Our theme, “Harnessing the Power of the Grassroots to Reduce Light Pollution and its Environmental Impacts Worldwide,” describes… 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

Come Celebrate at the Texas Night Sky Festival

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On  Saturday, March 18, 2017, International Dark-Sky Association Texas, the City of Dripping Springs – an IDA Dark Sky Community – and the Hays County Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will host the 2nd Annual… Read More

Don’t Miss the Orionid Meteor Shower!

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Halley's Comet is only visible from Earth once every 75 years, but residual chunks from its tail generate two annual meteor showers: the Eta Aquarids in May and the Orionids in October. It won’t be… Read More

IDA 2016 Annual General Meeting

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IDA’s Board of Directors and Annual General Meeting Saturday, December 3, 2016 8.00am-5.00pm Aloft Hotel 1900 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, Arizona 85719   Webcast Information No registration is required. You can also attend the meeting from… Read More

IDA to Help Host ALAN 2018

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The International Dark-Sky Association is excited to announce that we are partnering with the University of Utah to host the 5th International Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) conference in 2018. The conference will be held November… Read More

5 Ways to Celebrate Dark Sky Week!

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1. During International Dark Sky Week, get together with friends and family and go outside at night. A lot of us don’t take the opportunity to experience the nighttime environment. Go outside, look up and… Read More