An IDA International Dark Sky Reserve is a public or private land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment. Reserves consist of a core area meeting minimum criteria for sky quality and natural darkness, and a peripheral area that supports dark sky preservation in the core. Reserves are formed through a partnership of multiple land managers who have recognized the value of the natural nighttime environment through regulations and long term planning.
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Certified IDA International Dark Sky Reserves
2016 Submission Deadline Dates
|23 November 2015||25 January 2016|
|28 March 2016||30 May 2016|
|25 July 2016||26 September 2016|
|28 November 2016|