The only international NPO for protecting the nighttime environment from light pollution, see www.darksky.org.
To preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting.
Protecting the night sky from light pollution is a critical mission that supports quality of life, preserves wildlife habitat, and protects our access to the stars. The beauty of a starry sky has been central to inspiring human creativity, religion, philosophy, culture, and science through the ages. The International Dark-Sky Association leads the way globally in this mission to protect our natural nighttime environment.
Fixture Seal of Approval, International Dark Sky Places, Nightscape Magazine, Sections & Affiliates, Education & Teaching Materials, Practical Guides & Information Sheets, Downloadable Brochures & Posters for IYA2009 Dark Skies Awareness, Outdoor Lighting Code Handbook, Simple Guidelines for Outdoor Lighting Regulations, Annual General Meeting, Annual European Symposium, Annual Asia/Pacific Meeting