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Newport State Park Designated Wisconsin’s First International Dark Sky Park

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Newport State Park, Wisconsin’s only wilderness state park, has now also become the first state park in Wisconsin designated by IDA as an International Dark Sky Park, one of just 48 parks in the world… Read More

Reclaiming the Night: IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

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  2017 IDA Annual General Meeting & Conference   IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting presents the people and ideas leading the way in the cause to end light pollution. Join us for an exciting weekend… Read More

World’s First Transnational Dark Sky Park Receives IDA Accreditation

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IDA announced today that it has recognized the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP) as a Provisional International Dark Sky Park. It is the first designation in the history of IDA’s International Dark Sky Places Program that spans… Read More

Utah Leads The World With Nine International Dark Sky Parks

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Antelope Island State Park in Utah, U.S., has officially been awarded the title of International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the ninth such designation for Utah, more than any other state, province or… Read More

LIMITED EDITION IDA Poster by Tyler Nordgren

Artist Tyler Nordgren, widely known for his classic images of the night sky and other wondrous landscapes, has generously created 100 limited edition, signed and uniquely numbered posters for 2017 International Dark Sky Week. This… Read More

IDA’s 2017 Board of Directors

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We’re happy to introduce to you our 2017 Board of Directors! Officers Diana Umpierre – President | Pembroke Pines, Florida Diana Umpierre (AICP, GISP) has over 25 years of experience in urban planning, geography and geoscience in the… Read More

Press Release: Protecting Dark Skies for Astronomy and Life

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Below is the Press Release that was released on January 6th by the Lowell Observatory and National Optical Astronomy Observatory. John Barentine, IDA’s Program Manager, participated in the AAS Workshop in Grapevine, TX. JOINT PRESS… 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

Two Newly Named National Monument’s a Wonderful End-of-Year Gift to Us All

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IDA is ending 2016 with the wonderful news of President Obama’s designation of two new national monuments – one in Utah and one in Nevada – setting aside an additional 1.65 million acres into the… Read More