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Five Years of Satellite Images Show Global Light Pollution Increasing at a Rate of Two Percent Per Year

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Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each… Read More

Reclaiming the Night: Policy and Technology as Tools of Change

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Register now! Early-bird Registration has been extended through October 14, 2017. The IDA membership gathers annually to share new ideas and a mutual passion for dark skies. When engineers, designers, planners, architects, astronomers, and dark… Read More

International Dark-Sky Association Recognizes 2017 Award Winners

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IDA Awards recognize and share the exemplary achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission. U.S. and international dark sky heroes are recognized for their contributions to combatting light pollution. The 2017… Read More

Nobel Prize Awarded for Discovery of Molecular Mechanisms Controlling the Circadian Rhythm

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The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute today announced the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms… 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

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

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

IDA Looks to the Future with the Hiring of Associate Director of Philanthropy

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Now more than ever, people are turning to the experts at International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) for help addressing light pollution in their communities and around the world. The public now recognizes light pollution as a… 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

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