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New Book Inspires Kids to Explore Night Sky

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  Beginning with a list of memories from her own childhood, Joan Marie Galat wrote a book from the perspective of her younger self. Dark Matters—Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution is Galat’s most recent book [...]

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’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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The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), based in Tucson, AZ, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting.” Founded…
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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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Restless Idealism and the Night Sky Thumbnail

Holiday River Expeditions—a rafting and biking tour outfit in Utah—in partnership with Clark Planetarium, has been digging deeper into the questions of the night sky, and offering a series of “Stargazing” trips during every new moon…
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Harvard Law School Student Studies Light Pollution Case Law for IDA Thumbnail

Tucson, AZ — Harvard Law School student, Iris Zhou, performed a three-week internship at IDA Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona where she researched case law related to light pollution. As a part of her internship, Zhou…
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Portland, Maine Chooses IDA-Approved Dark Sky Friendly Light Fixtures Thumbnail

Concerns about light pollution and energy savings prompt Portland, Maine to adopt IDA-Approved Dark Sky Friendly lighting fixtures. Portland, the largest city in the state of Maine, recently began replacing its old streetlights with IDA-Approved…
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Call for New Members for the International Dark-Sky Association Technical Committee Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association Technical Committee provides guidance to the IDA Board, Executive Director, and staff on policies and guidelines related to outdoor lighting practices. This highly skilled team of lighting specialists and environmental scientists…
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International Dark Sky Week 2018 Thumbnail

Join the International Dark-Sky Association for seven days of celebration, learning and action! Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key…
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PhotoDiversity™ Film Festival Celebrating ‘Equity on the Equinox’! Thumbnail

Celebrate the Power of Night at the PhotoDiversity™ Film Festival, March 20-22 & PhotoDiversity GALA at the American Museum of Natural History, September 20, 2018. Whether we are talking about animals, science or culture, the…
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