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Night Skies in Arizona and Beyond

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Arizona resident, Mike Powell, recently wrote a column for the Paris Review describing dark skies in Arizona. Powell describes the unique harshness of the desert sun and the surprising dark nights Arizonan's have been able to… Read More

World’s First Academic Center Dedicated to Dark Sky Studies

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The world's first academic center specific to the issue of dark skies has been announced at The University of Utah. The Consortium for Dark Sky Studies (CDSS) will be "dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and… Read More

Full Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet to Put on a Show

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This evening, Friday, February 10th, our dark skies will put on quite a show. The Full Snow Moon, a comet, and a lunar eclipse will all entertain this evening. According to the Farmer's Almanac, the… Read More

A Collection of Light Pollution Lesson Plans for Educators

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Once we realize the importance and urgency of reducing and eliminating light pollution, how do we educate others? We've compiled some informative, interactive, and fun lesson plans educators can incorporate into their curriculum.   The Case… Read More

NPS Night Sky Initiative Part of Emotional Video by Astronaut Jeff Williams

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As a celebratory message of appreciation for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams shares heartfelt memories of his childhood introduction to the NPS. Sharing photos he's taken from the International Space Station of… Read More

Flagstaff AZ Images at Night Show Success with Years of Dark Sky Advocacy

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New images taken by the National Park Service of Flagstaff, Arizona show the years of dedicated dark sky advocacy and restrictions has been a success. The aim for the images was to better understand the… Read More

Judge Ruled Against City of Monterey Over LED Conversion

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Recently, a judge ruled against the city of Monterey, stating they violated the California Environmental Quality Act and the Brown Act when they began their LED streetlight conversion in 2009. A group of Monterey residents calling… Read More

Call to Action! Contact Chicago’s Administration to Demand a Responsible Outdoor Lighting Plan

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IDA's Executive Director, Scott Feierabend has sent an urgent letter to Chicago's Mayor, Rahm Emanuel's regarding the proposed outdoor lighting plan. This letter urges Emanuel and his Administration to choose a safe, responsible outdoor lighting… Read More

IDA’s 2016 Annual General Meeting in Review

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On December 3, 2016, we hosted our Annual General Meeting at the Aloft hotel in Tucson, AZ. Our theme, “Harnessing the Power of the Grassroots to Reduce Light Pollution and its Environmental Impacts Worldwide,” describes… Read More

Quadrantids Will be Nature’s Fireworks to Start 2017 Off Right

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2017 is set to start off in a spectacular fashion on January 4th with nature's "fireworks" display of the Quadrantids. The Quadrantids meteor shower is anticipated to best be seen from the Northern Hemisphere where… Read More