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The Night Sky and You

By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night. [...]

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Antelope Island State Park in Utah, U.S., has officially been awarded the title of International Dark Sky Park by IDA. It is the ninth such designation for Utah, more than any other state, province or…
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Artist Tyler Nordgren, widely known for his classic images of the night sky and other wondrous landscapes, has generously created 100 limited edition, signed and uniquely numbered posters for 2017 International Dark Sky Week. This…
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SKYGLOW: Hunting the Dark

Pursued in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association, SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation and the Dark Sky Movement that's fighting to reclaim the night skies.  There’s no such thing as a snapshot…
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Communication Support Coordinator | Zendesk (Volunteer) The International Dark-Sky Association is the only nonprofit working to minimize the impacts of light at night. Through our website and social media networks, we strive to educate the…
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Stars Illuminate Our World

International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. Whether you'll be marching for science, attending a star party, checking out one of…
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2017 IDA Annual General Meeting & Conference Reclaiming the Night: Policy and Technology as Tools of Change November 10-12, 2017 in Boston, USA Why should you attend IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting & Conference? The…
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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…
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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…
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Møn and Nyord Designated Scandinavia’s First IDA Dark Sky Places Thumbnail

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…
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"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…
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