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Scientist Sees Education as Best Weapon Against Light Pollution

By Keith Ashley, IDA Director of Philanthropy This article first appeared in Sky’s Up Magazine of the Astronomy Outreach Network. The January-February 2018 issue is a celebration of women “Making Their Mark” in astronomy. The… Read More

International Dark Sky Week T-Shirt Design Contest

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2018 marks 30-years of night sky advocacy. This fight to protect the night couldn’t happen without YOU! Here’s another way to join the cause: design your own t-shirt and slogan, and enter your design into… Read More

With Your Support, the International Dark-Sky Association Will be Doing so Much More in 2018!

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2017 was a year of amazing growth for the International Dark-Sky Association and the community it supports. People around the world, from the rugged landscapes of the Sawtooth Mountain range in central Idaho, U.S. to… Read More

IDA 2017 Annual General Meeting Highlights

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The 2017 Annual General Meeting in Boston brought IDA supporters, members, and chapter leaders together with more than 40 speakers from around the world. Experts, advocates, artists, and night sky enthusiasts of all stripes shared… Read More

Exploring the Night: Winter Fundraising Campaign

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  Give Now   While many folks enjoy spending winter’s chilly nighttime hours indoors, huddled around a cozy fire, the longer evenings of the season also provide extra opportunities for us all to explore the… Read More

Headlands International Dark Sky Park Protects Night Skies and the Human Imagination

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Headlands International Dark Sky Park has been recognized with the 2017 International Dark Sky Place of the Year Award. Like all Dark Sky Places designated by the International Dark-Sky Association,  Headlands International Dark Sky Park… Read More

Join us in Boston November 10, 11 & 12 for IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

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The International Dark-Sky Association’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 with the agents of change who… Read More

Survey of International Dark-Sky Association Members: Findings and Implications

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By guest contributor: Megan Albaugh Bonham Light pollution and night sky preservation have caught the attention of many researchers, but social scientists have been slow to join in. I hope to change that. I’m a… Read More

Small Changes, Big Impact

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IDA approved Dark Sky Friendly fixtures light only the ground where light is needed. It’s a simple idea that saves energy and reduces skyglow to preserve our view of the night sky. A consumer-based lighting… Read More

Lights at Night Turn Nocturnal Pollinators Off

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Pollination is essential for the reproduction of many plant species. Some flowering plants rely on the wind or water to spread their pollen, but most depend on animals for pollination. Insects like bees, moths, and… Read More