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IDA Urges Decision-Makers in China Consider Cost-Effective Alternatives to “Artificial Moon”

IDA Urges Decision-Makers in China Consider Cost-Effective Alternatives to “Artificial Moon” Thumbnail

According to recent media reports, China’s Chengdu, a city in the Sichuan province, has announced plans for an experimental “artificial moon” to be launched in 2020, with two additional satellite launches slated for 2022. The [...]

New Mexico Blazing a Dark Sky Trail Thumbnail

While New Mexico has long been a destination for dark sky enthusiasts, there had been no organized effort to promote dark sky tourism until the state’s Tourism Department got involved. On a visit to Capulin…
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International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients Thumbnail

  Each year, the IDA recognizes and celebrates the incredible achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to our mission to preserve and protect the natural nighttime environment. The recipients of the 2018 IDA…
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Croatia Set To Enact One Of The World’s Most Advanced National Light Pollution Laws Thumbnail

A proposed country-wide law in Croatia would conform to IDA’s endorsed best practices, including requirements concerning both shielding and color temperature of outdoor lighting. The law is also poised to stand as a template for…
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The International Dark-Sky Association welcomes a new chapter in Ohio U.S. to support efforts that protect the nighttime environment from light pollution across the state of Ohio.  Light pollution–defined as the inappropriate use of artificial…
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GreaterSkies: Committed to Excellence and to IDA Thumbnail

Founded in 2006 by Juan Reyero, GreaterSkies is a small, international company that produces personalized star maps. Juan says that he has always had an interest in astronomy, and that he started making star maps…
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“The Father of Modern Space Art” Inspired a Lifelong Love of Night Skies Thumbnail

As a young boy, IDA member John Mosley vividly recalls being mesmerized by the oversized paintings of distant worlds by Chesley Bonestell in Life Magazine’s “The World We Live In.” Bonestell, “the father of modern…
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Texas Collaboration Protects Dark Skies Thumbnail

The western part of Texas is home to one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the US, the Permian Basin. Also located in this area is the McDonald Observatory, home of the…
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Artificial Light Affects Zooplankton in Arctic Thumbnail

During the polar night in the high Arctic, a team of scientists discovered “that certain aspects of the polar marine ecosystems are extremely sensitive to potential light pollution and that traditional sampling techniques are insufficient…
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World’s Newest International Dark Sky Reserve Is Largest In Europe Thumbnail

Dark night skies remain accessible over southeastern France, thanks to efforts undertaken by a region of the country described by National Geographic as “classic landscape of traditional French life”. In recognition, Cévennes National Park has been…
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Artificial Light at Night Affects American Toad Metamorphosis and Growth Thumbnail

In a study at Case Western Reserve University, scientists tested for both direct and indirect effects of artificial light at night (ALAN) on American toads. The research was conducted over two life stages of the…
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