IDA International Dark Sky Community is a town, city, municipality or other legally organized community that has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies. Dark Sky Communities excel in their efforts to promote responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship, and set good examples for surrounding communities.
If you are interested in applying or learning more about how to become a Dark Sky Community click here.
Read “How To Start A Local Dark Skies Group” for some good suggestions on ways to start and sustain a bid for IDA Dark Sky Community status.
Certified IDA International Dark Sky Communities
- Beverly Shores, Indiana (U.S.)
- Bon Accord (Canada)
- Borrego Springs, California (U.S.)
- Coll (Scotland)
- Dripping Springs, Texas (U.S.)
- Flagstaff, Arizona (U.S.)
- Homer Glen, Illinois (U.S.)
- Sark (Channel Islands)
- Sedona, Arizona (U.S.)
- Thunder Mountain Pootsee Nightsky (U.S.)
- Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, Colorado (U.S.)
2015 Submission Deadline Dates
|26 January 2015||27 July 2015|
|23 March 2015||28 September 2015|
|25 May 2015||23 November 2015|