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    New International Committee Appointed for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA)

    In marking the worldwide celebration of International Dark Sky Week, the IDA is pleased to announce the formation of a new committee representing the views of dark sky advocates around the globe; The International Committee.

    As a global organisation, the IDA's goal to protect and conserve the night sky extends around the world. With the inclusion of representatives from 6 continents, across many time zones and languages, the International Committee will report directly to the IDA Board of Directors as a voice for the broad global community of dark sky champions on how the IDA can best support their needs.

    "A working committee of this kind is especially important as we engage in events such as International Dark Sky Week (5th – 12th April)," said IDA's Executive Director, Ruskin Hartley. "Realizing our vision to represent an organization that is truly "Under One Sky" with our membership." 

    This new committee includes representation from over 6 continents and includes Irish representative Georgia MacMillan of Mayo Dark Sky Park. 

    The full press release is below and in order for the International Committee to start fulfilling this function, the enclosed survey link has been prepared to gather insights on the supports needed from the IDA. This short form will take just a few minutes to complete and will help build a current picture of the activity and profile of dark sky advocates internationally.

    Survey Link Here

    Click here for the Full Press release from the IDA


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    Where the darkest skies reveal the brightest stars.

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