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Your True Nature: A True Partner

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Ilan Shamir founded Your True Nature, a company that produces nature-themed gifts, about 20 years ago. His daughter, Laurel Alyn-Forest, is now helping to run the company and she also serves on IDA’s board.  … Read More

Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Skyglow Reduced 7% after Street Light Conversion

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John Barentine, Director of Conservation at the International Dark-Sky Association, is the lead author of a recent study published online by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Although Barentine has previously published papers… Read More

A Powerful Storm is Brewing in Colorado | International Dark Sky Week Inspiration

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International Dark Sky Week, April 15-21, 2018, draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. This year, we’re sharing success stories from the worldwide community of dark… Read More

Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated World’s 4th International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah, U.S., as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. The Sanctuary designation is the… Read More

First International Dark Sky Place Established In Japan

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Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, located in the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. It is the first location in Japan to receive accreditation through the International Dark Sky Places Program, and… Read More

Restless Idealism and the Night Sky

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Holiday River Expeditions—a rafting and biking tour outfit in Utah—in partnership with Clark Planetarium, has been digging deeper into the questions of the night sky, and offering a series of “Stargazing” trips during every new moon… Read More

Call for New Members for the International Dark-Sky Association Technical Committee

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The International Dark-Sky Association Technical Committee provides guidance to the IDA Board, Executive Director, and staff on policies and guidelines related to outdoor lighting practices. This highly skilled team of lighting specialists and environmental scientists… 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

New Zealand Night Sky Enthusiasts Protect the Dark

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Martinborough, New Zealand, is highly regarded internationally for producing fine wines, olive oil and food within a rural environment of outstanding natural beauty. For some time, the community has enjoyed breathtakingly clear views of the… Read More

Utah’s Steinaker State Park Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

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Steinaker State Park in Utah, U.S., today received its new status as an International Dark Sky Park. It is the fourth Utah state park to receive IDA accreditation, joining Antelope Island, Goblin Valley, and Dead… Read More