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Chilean Astronomical Site Becomes World’s First International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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HONOLULU, Hawai’i (9 August 2015) – A sanctuary is a place that invites deep contemplation in a safe and stable environment. Few places in the world provide a better opportunity to enjoy and contemplate the… Read More

Elan Valley Estate, Wales, Becomes First Privately-Owned International Dark Sky Park

The Milky Way over Elan Valley Estate

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water's Elan Valley Estate in Powys, Wales has achieved International Dark Sky Park status and become the first privately owned, but publicly accessible park in the world to do so. The 45,000 acre… Read More

Tennessee State Park Designated Silver-Tier International Dark Sky Park

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First state park in Tennessee to obtain this national designation TUCSON, Ariz. & NASHVILLE, Tenn. (2 May 2015) – The International Dark Sky Association announced today that Pickett State Park and Pogue Creek Canyon State… Read More

IDA Receives National Environmental Award

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The International Dark Sky Places Program is Recognized for its Innovative Efforts TUCSON, Ariz. (30 April 2015) –The International Dark-­Sky Association is honored to announce that it has received a 2015 National Environmental Excellence Award… Read More

World’s First ‘Dark Sky Nation’

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TUCSON, Ariz., and FREDONIA, Ariz. (22 April 2015) – Efforts to preserve dark night skies for the benefit of future generations often begin with small groups of committed individuals. For nearly fifteen years, the International… Read More

Capitol Reef National Park Gains International Dark Sky Park Status

Milky Way over Chimney Rock, Capitol Reef National Park

TUCSON, Ariz., 16 April 2015 – Few places in the continental United States experience nights as dark as those on the Colorado Plateau, but not even the isolation of the Plateau’s wild lands make its… Read More

IDA Welcomes Weber County North Fork Park as the Newest International Dark Sky Park

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TUCSON, Ariz., 13 April 2015 – Utah is known as a place of contrasts, from the rustic landscapes of its National Parks and Monuments to the modern city environment of one of the fastest-growing urban… Read More

International Dark Sky Week 2015

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Join the International Dark-Sky Association for seven days of celebration, learning and action! Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key… Read More

Two Colorado Towns Come Together as Colorado’s First International Dark Sky Community

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TUCSON, Ariz., and WESTCLIFFE / SILVER CLIFF, Colo. (9 March 2015) The bordering towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff in southern Colorado have come together to protect a shared natural resource their dark night skies… Read More

IDA Welcomes Seasoned Nonprofit Leader J. Scott Feierabend as New Executive Director

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Tucson, AZ 13 January 2015 – The International Dark Sky Association, a leader in night sky preservation, is excited to welcome J. Scott Feierabend as its new Executive Director. Scott comes to IDA with a… Read More