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Headlands IDSP Recognized with 2017 Pure Award

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 [...]

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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Brian Wheeler of the BBC shares the story of Karen Snyder, and her friend, Delores Bushong whose neighborhood in Washington DC recently installed 4,000 Kelvin LED streetlights. Snyder and Bushong oppose the bright lights and want their…
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Every day we're inspired by the many individuals who dedicate their time and talents to conserving the natural nighttime environment. In recognition of exceptional efforts in the cause of IDA's mission, we are thrilled to…
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Cedar Breaks National Monument Gains IDA Dark Sky Park Status Thumbnail

Cedar Breaks National Monument and IDA are excited to announce the designation of Cedar Breaks as an International Dark Sky Park. This distinction recognizes Cedar Breaks as a sanctuary of natural darkness and for the…
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Night Skies in Arizona and Beyond

Night Skies in Arizona and Beyond Thumbnail

Arizona resident, Mike Powell, recently wrote a column for the Paris Review describing dark skies in Arizona. Powell describes the unique harshness of the desert sun and the surprising dark nights Arizonan's have been able to…
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Transition to LED Brings New Environmentally Responsiblity Standards for Outdoor Fixtures Thumbnail

The rapid advancement of LED technology is unparalleled in the lighting industry, which has caused cities and utilities to reevaluate the specifications used for their street and area lighting applications. Early generation LEDs were typically…
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World’s First Academic Center Dedicated to Dark Sky Studies Thumbnail

The world's first academic center specific to the issue of dark skies has been announced at The University of Utah. The Consortium for Dark Sky Studies (CDSS) will be "dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and…
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Texas’ South Llano River State Park Designated an IDA Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

Nestled just off Interstate 10 on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country is the International Dark-Sky Association’s newest appointee – South Llano River State Park, located just outside of the city of Junction…
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Full Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet to Put on a Show Thumbnail

This evening, Friday, February 10th, our dark skies will put on quite a show. The Full Snow Moon, a comet, and a lunar eclipse will all entertain this evening. According to the Farmer's Almanac, the…
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