Help reclaim the stars during International Dark Sky Week

5 April 2016 Astronomy Now

Those of us living in cities, towns and villages are subject to varying degrees of light pollution — the inappropriate use of artificial light at night. But we don’t have to lose our stars as there are ways to mitigate the skyglow. Learn what you can do to help during International Dark Sky Week, 4—10 April.


Canyonlands granted Gold-Tier International Dark Sky Park status

1 September 2015 Astronomy Now

The Canyonlands National Park in southeastern Utah, USA is visited by more than 400,000 people each year. The International Dark-Sky Association has now granted Gold-Tier International Dark Sky Park status to Canyonlands, an honour reserved for the darkest of dark skies and the most stunning of starscapes.


Chilean astronomical site becomes world’s first international dark sky sanctuary

12 August 2015 Astronomy Now

The International Dark-Sky Association has just announced that the site of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Observatory in the Elqui Valley of northern Chile has been recognised and designated as the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world. The site will be known as the “Gabriela Mistral Dark Sky Sanctuary” after the famed Chilean poet.


International Dark Sky Week 2015

11 April 2015 Astronomy Now

International Dark Sky Week is an annual worldwide event, held 13th—19th April this year. A key component of Global Astronomy Month, find out what practical measures you can take to help reclaim the stars.