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Artificial Light at Night May be Contributing to “Ecological Armageddon”

Artificial Light at Night May be Contributing to “Ecological Armageddon” Thumbnail

In 2017, drastic declines of insects were reported by a team of scientists in Germany. The research indicated that the biomass of flying insects decreased more than 75% over the 27-year study period.1 In a [...]

Tumacácori National Historical Park Becomes 100th Designated International Dark Sky Place Thumbnail

TUMACÁCORI, AZ – Tumacácori National Historical Park (NHP) is proud to announce it has received accreditation as the 100th designated International Dark Sky Place by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Tumacácori NHP is honored to…
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Looking Up! 30-Years of Dark Sky Advocacy IDA’s 30th Annual General Meeting November 9-11, 2018 | Snowbird, Utah The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to invite you to the 30th Annual General Meeting which will…
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Five Notable Moments from International Dark Sky Week Thumbnail

The 15th annual weeklong celebration of night skies was a smashing success! Nighttime enthusiasts around the globe led International Dark Sky Week activities and raised awareness about the importance of nighttime conservation. From Earth Hour…
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Can Salmon Help Save the Night Sky? Thumbnail

“Salmon could help save the night sky,” says Jack Sales, Chapter leader of IDA California. Sales is concerned about many environmental issues near Sacramento, including the decline of salmon populations. Sales says that learning about…
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A Powerful Storm is Brewing in Colorado | International Dark Sky Week Inspiration Thumbnail

International Dark Sky Week, April 15-21, 2018, draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. This year, we’re sharing success stories from the worldwide community of dark…
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument Designated World’s 4th International Dark Sky Sanctuary Thumbnail

Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are excited to announce the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah, U.S., as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. The Sanctuary designation is the…
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Earth Night | International Dark Sky Week Inspiration Thumbnail

Andy Kreyche of the IDA Santa Cruz Chapter believes that the night sky should be of interest to everyone. Kreyche has been involved with the Chapter in California for about two years, and now serves…
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First International Dark Sky Place Established In Japan Thumbnail

Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, located in the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, has been designated an International Dark Sky Park. It is the first location in Japan to receive accreditation through the International Dark Sky Places Program, and…
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IDA Announces Criteria for Community-Friendly Outdoor Sports Lighting Thumbnail

IDA’s mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible lighting. The need for environmentally responsible outdoor lighting that balances the human need for light with…
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Turn on the Night

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Help us “Turn on the Night.” Order your 2018 International Dark Sky Week t-shirt today! Order Now As IDA celebrates 30-years of fighting for the night, and our 15th annual International Dark Sky Week, we…
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