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Medicine Rocks State Park Designated as International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Medicine Rocks Dark Sky

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has officially designated Medicine Rocks State Park as a certified International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Medicine Rocks State Park and Glacier National Park are the only certified dark sky sites in [...]

Great Conjunction 2020

The sky is really showing off this December! The annual Geminid meteor shower is in full swing (and just peaked), there was a total solar eclipse visible from Chile and parts of Argentina, and that’s…
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2020 Geminids

The following content about the 2020 Geminids was developed in collaboration between the International Dark-Sky Association and Astronomers Without Borders. We had so much fun teaming up with Astronomers Without Borders for the Perseids in…
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UK Dark Sky Policy

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dark Skies?today released the United Kingdom’s first comprehensive plan for combating light pollution. The plan consists of ten policy recommendations to the UK government that aim to modernize the…
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North York Moore Dark Sky

The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks have been designated International Dark Sky Reserves, joining an exclusive global family of Dark Sky Places.?? The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are home to…
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Voyageurs NP Dark Sky

International Falls, MN: Voyageurs National Park (VNP), Voyageurs Conservancy (VC), and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) are pleased to announce the certification of Voyageurs National Park as an International Dark Sky Park. This certification recognizes…
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Children's Books Light Pollution

It is troubling that many children today will grow up without ever having experienced a naturally dark sky. Can today’s children value something they have never been able to experience and relate to the threat…
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Kozushima Island Dark Sky

Kozushima Island, a remote island in Tokyo, has been designated by IDA as an International Dark Sky Park (a Dark Sky Island). This is the second International Dark Sky Place in Japan after Iriomote Ishigaki…
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Under the Desert Sky: Darkening the Way in Bahrain Thumbnail

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night. This month we’re highlighting the work of IDA Delegate Myriam Alqassab in…
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Report from Tokyo: The Great Achievement of a Small Island Thumbnail

  This is a guest post written by Nobuaki Ochi of IDA Tokyo. Kozushima is a small island located about 180 km south of central Tokyo and is home to the Village of Kozushima with…
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Highlights from Under One Sky 2020

Under One Sky 2020 Highlights

This year, when we realized we had to reinvent our Annual Conference and take things virtual, we knew it was a unique opportunity to connect with our global audience. However, we never anticipated the universal…
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