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Marching for Science? Download IDA’s FREE Light Pollution Posters

International Dark Sky Week is bookended this year by two mass public events: the National March for Science, April 22 and the Peoples Climate Movement march, April 29. The March for Science has its focus… Read More

Headlands IDSP Recognized with 2017 Pure Award

Congratulations to the International Dark Sky Park at the Headlands (Michigan, U.S.), which won the distinguished recognition of the state’s Pure Michigan campaign at the annual Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 21, when… Read More

Møn and Nyord Designated Scandinavia’s First IDA Dark Sky Places

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IDA has announced the designation of the Danish islands of Møn and Nyord as Scandinavia's first International Dark Sky Park and International Dark Sky Community. The Dark Sky Park even has Gold Tier status. The IDA designations… Read More

2017 Could be the Turning Point for how Cities are Lit

"2017 could be the turning point for the revolution in how cities are lit," IDA program manager, John Barantine told Good Health's, Alex Schechter. Schechter explores the relationship between light at night and human health… Read More

IDA Honors Exceptional Efforts in Protecting Natural Nighttime Environment

Every day we're inspired by the many individuals who dedicate their time and talents to conserving the natural nighttime environment. In recognition of exceptional efforts in the cause of IDA's mission, we are thrilled to… Read More

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