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About Dark Skies

moonOnce a source of wonder–and one half of the entire planet’s natural environment—the star-filled nights of just a few years ago are vanishing in a yellow haze. Human-produced light pollution not only mars our view of the stars; poor lighting threatens astronomy, disrupts ecosystems, affects human circadian rhythms, and wastes energy to the tune of $2.2 billion per year in the U.S. alone.

IDA is the recognized authority on light pollution. Founded in 1988, IDA is the first organization to call attention to the hazards of light pollution, and in 24 years of operation our accomplishments have been tremendous.

We promote one simple idea: light what you need, when you need it. We know some light at night is necessary for safety and recreation. We work with manufacturers, planners, legislators, and citizens to provide energy efficient options that direct the light where you want it to go, not uselessly up into the sky.

Please visit the IDA site at http://www.darksky.org/

The statistics of Coll’s acceptance:-
Isle of Coll is……

  • the 22nd Dark Skies Place to be designated – in the world
  • the 5th Dark Skies Community – in the world
  • the 2nd Dark Skies Island in the world
  • the 5th Dark Skies area to be designated – in the UK
  • the 2nd Dark Skies Community – in the UK
  • the 2nd Dark Skies Place to be designated – in Scotland
  • the 1st Dark Skies Community, and Island, – in Scotland
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