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World’s First Academic Center Dedicated to Dark Sky Studies

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The world's first academic center specific to the issue of dark skies has been announced at The University of Utah. The Consortium for Dark Sky Studies (CDSS) will be "dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and… Read More

Enjoying Dark Skies with Kids!

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Participating in dark sky activities gives kids first-hand, meaningful experiences that help them understand the obstacles we face in protecting our dark skies. Creating fun opportunities engages and empowers the decision makers of tomorrow. Below is… 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

AMA Report Affirms Human Health Impacts from LEDs

This photo shows the divide between East and West Berlin that is still visible at night from space. On the left are the gas lamps of the West and on the right, the orange high-pressure sodium lamps of the East, with a stark contrast between them. The image is a powerful reminder that lighting choices made by city planners are long lasting.

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment caused by light emitting diodes (LEDs) that… Read More

Grand Canyon Designated a Dark Sky Park

The summer Milky Way sets over Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by the U.S. National Park Service.

The International Dark-Sky Association and the National Park Service are excited to announce that Grand Canyon National Park is now a Provisional IDA International Dark Sky Park. “The designation of Grand Canyon National Park as an… Read More

Participate in “Starlight, Beyond Light Pollution Leadership Training Forum”

A panorama of the Milky Way.

By Audrey Fischer, IDA Chicago chapter leader To those who love the starry night sky, We are at the midst of a global crossroad. The undeniable transition to LEDs can either restore our starry night… Read More

Happy National Park Week!

Canyonlands National Park, an International Dark Sky Park in Utah.

It's National Park Week and a great time to visit one of our national treasures. For the entire week (April 16-24), all U.S. National Parks are free! And, this year is the 100th anniversary of the… Read More

International Dark Sky Week Resources

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International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the widespread environmental impacts of light pollution and promotes simple solutions to solve it. Learn more about International Dark Sky Week. In order to help you spread the… Read More

7 Dark Sky Highlights of 2015

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Our International Dark Sky Places program had another record breaking year. We designated 17 new Dark Sky Places, breaking 2014’s record of 13! The new Dark Sky Places reside in six different nations and include… Read More

Lessons from the Retrofit Revolution

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A recent news article draws attention to a new street lighting project just completed in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This retrofit included replacing hundreds of high-pressure sodium lights with new, more energy-efficient, white LEDs. Philadelphia officials had good intentions in deploying… Read More