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Like moths to a flame: National Moth Week, and how you can help our nighttime wildlife

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Next week, as night falls, people across the USA and around the world will be found huddled in groups, waiting, staring into bright light sources. This is not some strange cult or ritual; in fact… Read More

Seabird Fatalities Caused by Artificial Lights

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By guest writer Airam Rodríguez, postdoctoral researcher at Estación Biológica de Doñana CSIC, Spain Human alteration of natural light levels in the environment increases every year and leads to the loss of natural nightscapes worldwide. Light… Read More

NPR’s WGCU Brings Florida Listeners to Big Cypress National Preserve Dark Sky Park

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Jessica Meszaros, the host of All Things Considered for WGCU News in Southwest Florida, takes listeners to a star party at Big Cypress National Preserve, an International Dark Sky Park. The story includes interviews with… Read More

IDA Weighs In On Interior Department’s Review of 21 National Monuments

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In response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s proposed rulemaking to review the status of 21 National Monuments, IDA has provided extensive written comments urging the continued protection of the National Monuments and their… Read More

Bodmin Moor First UK Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty To Achieve IDA Dark Sky Park Status

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Bodmin Moor has been designated an International Dark Sky Landscape, confirming its status as one of Cornwall’s star attractions and making it the first International Dark Sky Place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty… Read More

Message from Co-Founder Tim Hunter

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  THE CHALLENGE IS DAUNTING BUT THE SOLUTION IS WITHIN OUR REACH Help IDA Save Dark Skies   I grew up in the 1950’s in Arlington Heights, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The skies… Read More

IDA Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Board of Directors – Now Closed

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International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is pleased to solicit applications for the 2017 board of directors election. Because IDA board service constitutes a substantial commitment, we are seeking applicants who are excited, passionate, and dedicated to… Read More

The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night… Read More

2017 Matching Gifts Challenge

Help us raise $140,000 for dark skies! Give now and your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar!   Make a Donation   For the past 29 years, International Dark-Sky Association has made lasting inroads… Read More

Hungary Takes The Lead In Europe As Third International Dark Sky Park Is Named

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The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) today announced the designation of Bükk National Park in northern Hungary as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Park. Known as “Bükki Csillagoségbolt-park” (“Bükk Starry Sky Park”) in Hungary, the… Read More