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Marching for Science? Download IDA’s FREE Light Pollution Posters

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 [...]

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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Flagstaff AZ Images at Night Show Success with Years of Dark Sky Advocacy Thumbnail

New images taken by the National Park Service of Flagstaff, Arizona show the years of dedicated dark sky advocacy and restrictions has been a success. The aim for the images was to better understand the…
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Press Release: Protecting Dark Skies for Astronomy and Life Thumbnail

Below is the Press Release that was released on January 6th by the Lowell Observatory and National Optical Astronomy Observatory. John Barentine, IDA's Program Manager, participated in the AAS Workshop in Grapevine, TX. JOINT PRESS…
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Judge Ruled Against City of Monterey Over LED Conversion Thumbnail

Recently, a judge ruled against the city of Monterey, stating they violated the California Environmental Quality Act and the Brown Act when they began their LED streetlight conversion in 2009. A group of Monterey residents calling…
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