Night Sky Conservation

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The wonder of the night sky has been a constant since the dawn of civilization. It has inspired countless generations, poets, scientists and dreamers. Today this natural resource is threatened by the careless use of artificial light. The International Dark-Sky Association has been working to protect and preserve the night sky for future generations. The International Dark Sky Places program was developed to recognize areas with natural night skies and communities that are committed to preserving them through action, outreach and education.

IDA is actively engaged with government, volunteers and other organizations to raise awareness of the value of the night sky and to garner allies in our efforts to protect or heritage of a natural night sky.