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7 Gift Ideas Inspired by the Night Sky

A picture of a starry sky with a holiday bow, like a present, and the wording "Gift ideas inspired by the night sky."

We know that finding the right holiday gift can be challenging, so here are some ideas for your dark-sky-loving friends and family. And of course, there are no rules stating you can't treat yourself, too! 1. IDA [...]

Original Bonestell Painting for Auction Thumbnail

We are excited to announce that an anonymous friend of IDA has donated an original Chesley Bonestell oil painting of the moon for IDA to auction off. The lucky winner gets a one-of-a-kind Bonestell painting…
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Stephen C. Foster State Park Named First International Dark Sky Park in Georgia (U.S.) Thumbnail

IDA has designated Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp of southern Georgia, U.S., as a Gold-tier International Dark Sky Park. The park's new status makes it the first place in the state of…
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Get Your 2017 IDA Calendar!

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Less than 100 years ago, everyone could look up and see a spectacular starry night sky. But not today … According to the “World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness,” 99 percent of U.S. and…
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A fireball from the Taurids meteor shower against the Northern Lights near Keller, Washington.

This month offers several opportunities for seeing meteor showers and maybe even a fireball or two! The Northern Taurid and Leonid meteors showers will take us through most of the month of November. Here’s what…
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On  Saturday, March 18, 2017, International Dark-Sky Association Texas, the City of Dripping Springs – an IDA Dark Sky Community – and the Hays County Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will host the 2nd Annual…
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Big Cypress Becomes First U.S. National Preserve To Earn Dark Sky Park Accreditation Thumbnail

The National Park Service and IDA are pleased to announce that Big Cypress National Preserve has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. With the extent of urbanization in the eastern United States it is…
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Don’t Miss the Orionid Meteor Shower! Thumbnail

Halley's Comet is only visible from Earth once every 75 years, but residual chunks from its tail generate two annual meteor showers: the Eta Aquarids in May and the Orionids in October. It won’t be…
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IDA 2016 Annual General Meeting

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IDA’s Board of Directors and Annual General Meeting Saturday, December 3, 2016 8.00am-5.00pm Aloft Hotel 1900 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, Arizona 85719   Webcast Information No registration is required. You can also attend the meeting from…
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IDA to Help Host ALAN 2018

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The International Dark-Sky Association is excited to announce that we are partnering with the University of Utah to host the 5th International Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) conference in 2018. The conference will be held November…
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5 Ways to Celebrate Dark Sky Week! Thumbnail

1. During International Dark Sky Week, get together with friends and family and go outside at night. A lot of us don’t take the opportunity to experience the nighttime environment. Go out side, look up…
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