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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 [...]

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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IDA Co-Sponsors Major International Dark Skies Conference Thumbnail

  Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, which covers over 5,000 square miles, is to be the setting for the first-ever international Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe. The event, from 20-22 September 2017, will bring…
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A Collection of Light Pollution Lesson Plans for Educators Thumbnail

Once we realize the importance and urgency of reducing and eliminating light pollution, how do we educate others? We've compiled some informative, interactive, and fun lesson plans educators can incorporate into their curriculum.   The Case…
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IDA Communications Director to  Bring the Benefits of Dark Skies into the Light Thumbnail

  International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the recognized authority on light pollution, announced today that Amanda Gormley has been hired as its new Communications Director. Ms. Gormley, who has worked as a communications strategy consultant for…
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3 Insects Affected by Light Pollution Thumbnail

  Every year we see lots of new research on the effect of artificial light at night on various types of wildlife. Many of us know of the impact of light pollution on wildlife such…
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IDA’s 2017 Board of Directors

IDA’s 2017 Board of Directors Thumbnail

We're happy to introduce to you our 2017 Board of Directors! Diana Umpierre – President | Pembroke Pines, Florida Diana Umpierre (AICP, GISP) has over 25 years of experience in urban planning, geography and geoscience in the public…
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NPS Night Sky Initiative Part of Emotional Video by Astronaut Jeff Williams Thumbnail

As a celebratory message of appreciation for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams shares heartfelt memories of his childhood introduction to the NPS. Sharing photos he's taken from the International Space Station of…
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