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Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park

Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park Becomes World’s Newest International Dark Sky Park Thumbnail

The National Park Service and IDA are pleased to announce that Petrified Forest National Park has been officially designated as an International Dark Sky Park. An IDA International Dark-Sky Park (IDSP) is a land possessing [...]

Nobel Prize Awarded for Discovery of Molecular Mechanisms Controlling the Circadian Rhythm Thumbnail

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute today announced the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms…
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Members! Cast Your Vote for the IDA 2018 Board of Directors Before September 30 Thumbnail

Members of the International Dark-Sky Association play an important role in the future of the organization by voting for the Board of Directors. This year, IDA members can select from five candidates to fill three…
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Join us in Boston November 10, 11 & 12 for IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting Thumbnail

The International Dark-Sky Association’s 2017 Annual General Meeting presents the people and ideas leading the way in the cause to end light pollution. Join us for an exciting weekend with the agents of change who…
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Ramon Crater Named First International Dark Sky Place In The Mideast Thumbnail

IDA today recognizes a major step ahead in the International Dark Sky Places Program with the first designation in the Middle East. Ramon Crater Nature Reserve in the Negev desert of southern Israel, under the management…
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LEDs In Your Community Webinar

LEDs In Your Community Webinar Thumbnail

Grassroots supporters from 15 countries joined IDA technical director, Pete Strasser, for a free webinar about LED lights, technology, and how to promote responsible lighting in local communities on August 31. Click here to access…
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Fifth International Dark Sky Park In Arizona Designated Thumbnail

IDA has designated Kartchner Caverns State Park as an International Dark Sky Park, the second in the Arizona State Parks system to receive IDA recognition and the fifth overall in the Grand Canyon State. Located…
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Survey of International Dark-Sky Association Members: Findings and Implications Thumbnail

By guest contributor: Megan Albaugh Bonham Light pollution and night sky preservation have caught the attention of many researchers, but social scientists have been slow to join in. I hope to change that. I’m a…
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2017 IDA Award Winners

2017 Award Recipients Crawford-Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award The Crawford-Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award commemorates IDA Co-Founder and former Executive Director, Dr. David L. Crawford, and IDA Co-Founder and former President of the IDA Board of Directors…
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Be a citizen-scientist: measure the darkness of a total solar eclipsed sky! Thumbnail

If you are on or near the centerline of the path of totality during the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, you are able to participate in an activity to observe and record the faintest stars visible as a…
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Small Neighborhood, Big Dark Skies, Deep in the Heart of Texas Thumbnail

Today, River Hills Neighborhood Association (RHNA) is delighted to announce that it has been formally designated a Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction by the IDA. Tucked into a small neighborhood, just off Scenic Route…
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