International Dark-Sky Association
International Dark Sky Association

Founding Year: 1988

Staff: 53

Budget: $1.3m (2021)

David Crawford (Founder)

A 501(c)(3) environmental charity devoted to maintaining and safeguarding the natural nighttime environment and the history of dark skies via ecologically responsible outdoor lighting. It achieves its purpose nationally and worldwide through 65+ chapters in over 15 countries. A worldwide board of directors governs IDA, which comprises astronomers, scientists, light pollution activists, and lighting engineers and designers.

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International Dark Sky Association contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


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