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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 [...]

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IDA is seeking three new volunteers to support the important work of night sky preservation: Member Outreach Volunteer Historical Archive Volunteer Astronomy Outreach Volunteer Member Outreach Volunteer The International Dark-Sky Association is the only International…
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Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports human health, preserves wildlife habitat, and provides visual access to celestial objects for professional and amateur astronomers alike. The beauty of a…
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  Since it was founded in 1988, the International Dark-Sky Association has been an important and necessary voice in conservation around light pollution. With your support, IDA has guided individuals and organizations who are concerned…
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West Nile Virus Infectious Longer in Birds Exposed to Artificial Light at Night Thumbnail

Artificial light at night doesn’t just affect our ability to see the stars — it also impacts complex ecological interactions and disease transmission factors, with the potential to have profound effects on human health.   What…
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2018 Globe at Night

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An important part of solving the problem of light pollution is to have a thorough understanding of its magnitude. A great way to do that is to measure the brightness of the night sky. Thankfully…
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New Zealand Night Sky Enthusiasts Protect the Dark Thumbnail

Martinborough, New Zealand, is highly regarded internationally for producing fine wines, olive oil and food within a rural environment of outstanding natural beauty. For some time, the community has enjoyed breathtakingly clear views of the…
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Members of two international organizations dealing with the issue of light pollution will convene in Snowbird Utah for their annual gatherings. The International Dark-Sky Association’s 30th Annual General Meeting will be held Nov. 9 –…
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By Keith Ashley, IDA Director of Philanthropy This article first appeared in Sky’s Up Magazine of the Astronomy Outreach Network. The January-February 2018 issue is a celebration of women “Making Their Mark” in astronomy. The…
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Utah’s Steinaker State Park Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

Steinaker State Park in Utah, U.S., today received its new status as an International Dark Sky Park. It is the fourth Utah state park to receive IDA accreditation, joining Antelope Island, Goblin Valley, and Dead…
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Recognized as an International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California, U.S., has long been considered a premier site for stargazing, and today it cements that reputation with the announcement that IDA has designated it as an International Dark Sky…
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