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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 [...]

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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International Dark Sky Week T-Shirt Design Contest Thumbnail

2018 marks 30-years of night sky advocacy. This fight to protect the night couldn’t happen without YOU! Here’s another way to join the cause: design your own t-shirt and slogan, and enter your design into…
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Town of Torrey Earns Utah’s First International Dark Sky Community Designation Thumbnail

If an entire community could earn a gold star for good conduct, then the town of Torrey, Utah, has done just that. IDA awarded that star today by officially recognizing Torrey as Utah’s first International…
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With Your Support, the International Dark-Sky Association Will be Doing so Much More in 2018! Thumbnail

2017 was a year of amazing growth for the International Dark-Sky Association and the community it supports. People around the world, from the rugged landscapes of the Sawtooth Mountain range in central Idaho, U.S. to…
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Fountain Hills, Arizona, Named World’s 17th International Dark Sky Community Thumbnail

The Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona, U.S., has been awarded International Dark Sky Community status, one of only two International Dark Sky Communities located near major metropolitan areas. It is the seventeenth community to earn…
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