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Nightscape is a quarterly magazine for members.

Nightscape, our award-winning quarterly publication, provides current news about DarkSky and night sky protection, as well as in-depth articles on DarkSky programs, light pollution issues, and protecting the night sky.

Nightscape is a quarterly magazine and a member benefit. New issues are mailed to DarkSky members in the U.S. and made electronically available to all members globally at the same time. When the subsequent issue publishes, the previous issue becomes available to the general public online here. Members can choose to receive the publication electronically in lieu of a mailed copy.

Latest issue

Cover of Nightscape magazine #113

Nightscape #113

September 2023

  • Capture the Dark contest winners
  • 2022 Impact Report and financials
  • Advocate highlights
  • + more!

Available only to DarkSky members, until the next issue is published.

Past issues

Cover of Nightscape magazine #112

Nightscape #112 (PDF)

June 2023

  • “Dark Skies: The next generation”
  • Young advocates making a difference
  • Lights Out at the Smithsonian
  • Advocate highlights
  • + more

You can also flip through the magazine page by page (this works best on large screens; click the fullscreen icon for best results).

Cover of Nightscape magazine #111, featuring a photo of a silver fern

Nightscape #111 (PDF)

March 2023

  • “New Zealand: Land of the Long Dark Night” about dark sky activism, conservation, and tourism in New Zealand, by Megan Eaves
  • 2023–2027 Strategic Plan
  • Preview of Dark Sky Week 2023
  • Advocate highlights
  • + more
Cover of Nightscape magazine, issue #110

Nightscape #110 (PDF)

December 2022

  • “Day and night, light and life” an article about our daily rhythm, by Lisa Heschong
  • 2022 Annual Awards winners
  • A poem by supporter Juliane McAdam
  • Meet a member: Landon Bannister
  • Advocate highlights
  • + more

Nightscape #109 (PDF)

September 2022

Cover of Nightscape magazine, June 2022 issue, showing a darkened building and stars in a night sky above it

Nightscape #108 (PDF)

June 2022

  • Good Lighting: Dark skies start at home
  • Reports from Spring 2022 meetings
  • Seeing stars: The light artist helping humanity rediscover the stars
  • Photo feature / inspiration
  • Cities at night: Cities, towns, and developed communities are often the main sources of light pollution
  • Meet a member: Joshua Iván Muñoz Salazar: Urban advocacy in México City
  • Advocate highlights
  • + more

Cover of Nightscape magazine #107 showing a road narrowing off into the distance, with a starry night sky above the horizon

Nightscape #107 (PDF)

March 2022

  • Plan a trip for International Dark Sky Week
  • Good Lighting: Twin Texas homes shine without overshining
  • Destination dark skies: Plan a trip for International Dark Sky Week
  • Photo feature / inspiration
  • Research roundup: What’s new in light-pollution research
  • Meet a member: Tim Brothers — Retrofit gone right
  • Advocate highlights

Nightscape #106 (PDF)

December 2021

  • “Who owns the night sky?” about the light pollution problems from satellite megaconstellations
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Photo feature
  • 2021 Annual Awards
  • Meet a member: Patrizia Bortolin
  • Advocate highlights & 20 years of International Dark Sky Places

Cover of Nightscape #105

Nightscape #105 (PDF)

Summer 2021

  • Winners of the 2021 Capture the Dark photo contest
  • A new Meet a Member feature on Roger Craig Smith, IDA advocate and astrophotographer
  • Advocate highlights from around the globe
  • 2020 Impact Reports and Financials
  • + more

Cover of Nightscape Spring 2021

Nightscape #104 (PDF)

Spring 2021

In this spring edition of Nightscape, we highlight some of the great work being done in the UK to combat light pollution and share some dark sky books by British authors that should be on your reading list. We also share some chapter highlights, new International Dark Sky Places, and a short history of light pollution guidance.

Nightscape #103 (PDF)

Fall 2020
IDA 2019 Annual Report

Nightscape #102 (PDF)

Spring 2020

Nightscape #101 (PDF)

Fall 2019
IDA 2018 Annual Report

Nightscape #100 (PDF)

Spring 2019

Nightscape #94 (PDF)

Spring 2015
IDA 2014 Annual Report

Nightscape #93 (PDF)

Summer 2014
Catching the Cosmos

Nightscape #92 (PDF)

Spring 2014
IDA 2013 Annual Report

Nightscape #90–91 (PDF)

Winter 2013
IDA Celebrates 25 Years

Nightscape #89 (PDF)

Summer 2013
Night Sky Road Trip

Nightscape #88 (PDF)

Spring 2013
Observing Light Pollution from Air and Space

Nightscape #87 (PDF)

Winter 2012
Observing Light Pollution

Nightscape #85–86 (PDF)

Summer/Fall 2012
Aoraki Mackenzie & NamibRand International Dark Sky Reserves

Nightscape #84 (PDF)

Spring 2012
Parks and Protected Areas

Nightscape #83 (PDF)

Summer 2011
The City Dark

Nightscape #81–82 (PDF)

Spring/Winter 2011
The World at Night

Nightscape #80 (PDF)

Spring 2010
The World at Night