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Cedar Breaks National Monument Gains IDA Dark Sky Park Status

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Cedar Breaks National Monument and IDA are excited to announce the designation of Cedar Breaks as an International Dark Sky Park. This distinction recognizes Cedar Breaks as a sanctuary of natural darkness and for the… Read More

Texas’ South Llano River State Park Designated an IDA Dark Sky Park

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Nestled just off Interstate 10 on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country is the International Dark-Sky Association’s newest appointee – South Llano River State Park, located just outside of the city of Junction… Read More

IDA Co-Sponsors Major International Dark Skies Conference

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  Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, which covers over 5,000 square miles, is to be the setting for the first-ever international Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe. The event, from 20-22 September 2017, will bring… Read More

IDA Communications Director to Bring the Benefits of Dark Skies into the Light

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  International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the recognized authority on light pollution, announced today that Amanda Gormley has been hired as its new Communications Director. Ms. Gormley, who has worked as a communications strategy consultant for… Read More

First Dark Sky Park in Australia Designated

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Warrumbungle National Park in west-central New South Wales (NSW) has been designated Australia’s first IDA International Dark Sky Park, recognizing and protecting its key role in Australian astronomical research. "Warrumbungle's new status as a Dark Sky Park is a… Read More

AMA Report Affirms Human Health Impacts from LEDs

This photo shows the divide between East and West Berlin that is still visible at night from space. On the left are the gas lamps of the West and on the right, the orange high-pressure sodium lamps of the East, with a stark contrast between them. The image is a powerful reminder that lighting choices made by city planners are long lasting.

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment caused by light emitting diodes (LEDs) that… Read More

80% of World Population Lives Under Skyglow, New Study Finds

World map of artificial sky brightness. Image from the new "World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness."

A groundbreaking new study documenting light pollution across the globe finds that more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives under light polluted skies. The United States and Europe have it even worse, with… Read More

Grand Canyon Designated a Dark Sky Park

The summer Milky Way sets over Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by the U.S. National Park Service.

The International Dark-Sky Association and the National Park Service are excited to announce that Grand Canyon National Park is now a Provisional IDA International Dark Sky Park. “The designation of Grand Canyon National Park as an… Read More

Utah State Park Designated Newest Dark Sky Park

The Milky Way is shown in the sky above a yurt at Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab, Utah. Photo credit: Bret Edge.

We are pleased to announce the designation of Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah as an International Dark Sky Park, the first such designation for Utah State Parks. The 5,362-acre park offers stunning views… Read More

World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve is in the Heart of Southeast England

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The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) have today, 10 May, named the South Downs National Park as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve. Scott Feierabend, Executive Director of the IDA, said: “We are pleased to… Read More