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Pitcairn Islands Announced International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAPRIL 4, 2019 — ADAMSTOWN, PITCAIRN — The remote Pitcairn Islands group has been named the world’s newest International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) today. This makes Pitcairn one of… Read more

!Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park of South Africa earns International Dark Sky Sanctuary Status

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The !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park, the ancestral home of the ǂKhomani San and Mier communities, has just been declared an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, recognizing its value as one of the world’s darkest places and… Read more

Public lands at Massacre Rim named International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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For Immediate Release Contact: Pam duPre, pam@nevadawilderness.org March 30, 2019 — The Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area in far northern Washoe County, Nevada has been designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, only the seventh… Read more

James River State Park, Virginia named an International Dark Sky Park

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 19, 2019 RICHMOND, Va. – What began as a project for Lora Callahan to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award has ended with James River State Park being named an… Read more

Rappahannock County Park Awarded International Dark Sky Park Designation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/7/2019 Contact: Torney Van Acker Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority – Vice-Chair 703-250-7943, torney630@gmail.com WASHINGTON, Va. — The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) awarded Rappahannock County Park International Dark Sky Park status at… Read more

Small Western Colorado Town Receives International Recognition for Dark Sky

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NORWOOD, Colorado – Feb. 21, 2019 After almost 3 years of hard work on the part of a small team of volunteers in Norwood, Colorado, the International Dark-Sky Association has designated their town as the… Read more

Grand Canyon Lodges Help Protect Grand Sky Views

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Founded in 1919, Grand Canyon National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the 277-mile long, one-mile deep canyon attracts about five… Read more

Fulda, Germany Earns International Dark Sky Community Status, First in the Country

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The International Dark-Sky Association is pleased to announce the designation of Fulda, Germany as a Provisional International Dark Sky Community. The designation marks the first International Dark Sky Community in Germany. Located near the western edge… Read more

Devils River State Natural Area Designated as First International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas, Sixth in World

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DEL RIO— Devils River State Natural Area has been designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), making it the only Dark Sky Sanctuary in Texas. As the sixth International Dark… Read more

Stewart Island/Rakiura Achieves International Dark Sky Sanctuary Accreditation

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All eyes are now looking to the Stewart Island/Rakiura night sky with the Island officially recognised for its exceptional night sky quality. The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) has confirmed that Stewart Island/Rakiura has been… Read more