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Reclaiming the Night: IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

2017 IDA Annual General Meeting & Conference   Reclaiming the Night Policy and Technology as Tools of Change November 10, 11 & 12, 2017 IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting presents the people and ideas leading [...]

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Communication Support Coordinator | Zendesk (Volunteer) The International Dark-Sky Association is the only nonprofit working to minimize the impacts of light at night. Through our website and social media networks, we strive to educate the…
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Stars Illuminate Our World

International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. Whether you'll be marching for science, attending a star party, checking out one of…
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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…
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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…
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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 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

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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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