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Big Park, Arizona, Named International Dark Sky Community

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In recognition of local efforts to promote and protect its naturally dark nighttime environment, the International Dark-Sky Association has named Big Park, Arizona, an International Dark Sky Community. The village, also informally known as the… Read More

IDA Designates First U.S. International Dark Sky Sanctuary In New Mexico

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IDA is pleased to announce the designation of the Cosmic Campground as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. It is the first such designation in the U.S., and the first IDA International Dark Sky Place designation of… Read More

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Named Florida’s First Dark Sky Place

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Dark skies have rapidly vanished in the eastern United States, leaving very few locations relatively untouched by the effects of artificial light at night. The need to identify and preserve these places is increasingly important… Read More

Snowdonia, Wales, Named International Dark Sky Reserve

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ABERGYNOLWYN, WALES (4 December 2015) -- Snowdonia National Park has been named an International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). It is only the tenth Dark Sky Reserve ever named. This designation… Read More

Horseshoe Bay, Texas, Named International Dark Sky Community

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HORSESHOE BAY, Tex. (19 November 2015) – In recognition of its exemplary efforts to preserve its naturally dark nighttime conditions, the International Dark-Sky Association announced today that it has designated the City of Horseshoe Bay… Read More

UBarU Camp and Retreat Center Named Dark Sky Park

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TUCSON, AZ (2 November 2015) – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has named the UBarU Camp and Retreat Center in Texas an International Dark Sky Park. “The designation of UBarU is another great stride forward… Read More

South Korean Eco Park Named First Dark Sky Park in Asia

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TUCSON, AZ (30 October 2015) – The cultures that have occupied the Korean peninsula for thousands of years have a long history of astronomy and reverence for the night sky, but many Koreans have lost… Read More

Lost Creek, Texas, Named Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction

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AUSTIN, Tex. and TUCSON, Ariz. (24 September 2015) – Despite the urban sprawl of the Austin metro area, some residents experience tranquil moments in the dark nights that still exist at the city’s margins. As… Read More

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Receives International Dark Sky Park Designation

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MONTROSE, Colo., and TUCSON, Ariz. (8 September 2015) – The International Dark-Sky Association and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park are proud to announce the official selection of Black Canyon as an International Dark… Read More

Canyonlands National Park Named International Dark Sky Park

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CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah, and TUCSON, Ariz. (31 August 2015) – The International Dark-Sky Association has granted Gold-Tier International Dark Sky Park status to Canyonlands National Park, an honor reserved for the darkest of dark… Read More