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2013-10-11 23:01:39

The AreaMax, Evluma’s 40W LED Light for Area and Security Lighting, has been awarded the IDA (International Dark Sky Association) Seal of Approval. To qualify, a fixture cannot emit any luminous output above 90 degrees in the vertical plane. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 The AreaMax, Evluma’s 40W LED Light for Area and Security Lighting, has been awarded the IDA (International Dark Sky Association) Seal of Approval. To qualify, a fixture cannot emit any luminous output above 90...

PBS Documentary To Explore The Effects Of Light Pollution
2012-07-05 14:08:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world may start to look a little darker if the Public Broadcasting Service's new campaign has an influence in the matter. PBS will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) by airing "The City Dark" - documentary that explores the problems of light pollution. IDA has been working for nearly 25 years to raise awareness about the problems light pollution causes by drowning out the night sky. Many of the issues IDA...

New Zealand's Aoraki Mackenzie Named World's Largest International Dark Sky Reserve
2012-06-10 03:00:04

Over 1,600 square miles of New Zealandʼs South Island have just been proclaimed as an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it the largest in the world. The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR), comprised of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and the Mackenzie Basin, is the fourth such dark sky reserve in the world. International Dark-Sky Associationʼs Executive Director Bob Parks remarks, “The new reserve is coming in at a...

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2011-01-31 11:55:00

The Isle of Sark, the smallest of four main Channel Islands, earned the title "Dark Sky Island" for its spectacular night sky views. Sark has its fair share of visitors in the summer months and is also a haven for rare wildlife. The island is full of wildflower walks, scarecrow competitions and sheep races. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has declared Sark the first "dark sky island" in the world. The organization is devoted to preserving the darkest and most beautiful night...

2005-08-31 07:45:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- Last weekend, the Idaho Falls Astronomical Society set up telescopes outside the Museum of Idaho to introduce people to stargazing. But then they saw the light. All but the brightest stars and planets were blotted out by reflection of the city's downtown lights in the night sky. "We looked at Jupiter and Venus, but pretty much anything overhead, there wasn't a prayer," Mike Hart, president of the society, told the Post Register newspaper. "Those downtown lights point...


Latest Dark-sky movement Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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