Do you want to find out more about light pollution and what you can do about it? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are the latest materials and most current information to help you go out into your community and make a difference.

FAQs »

Do you have a question about light pollution, energy reduction, wildlife, safety or human health? Then check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if we have an answer for you.

Videos »

Our collection of some of our own and some recommended videos here.

Towards a Dark Sky Standard – Guidance Document »

This is an overview of the key considerations needed for good lighting design and the protection of dark skies. The document will help applicants, developers, lighting professionals and the general public to install lighting that helps preserve darker skies. Whilst only a summary, it provides links towards other essential documents, e.g. British Standards, Planning Policy and professional guidance, that need consideration when designing and installing lighting.

Public Outreach Materials »

The MIlky way galaxy stretches vertically over an old square chapel in a light pollution-free field
Milky Way over the chapel at St Adhelm’s Head by Louise McKenna

IDA has several resources that you can use to educate your community about light pollution and the importance of night sky protection, including travelling pop-up displays, educational brochures, PowerPoint presentations and images with photo captions.

IDA Publications »

Get the latest updates about IDA, its programs, light pollution and dark skies from IDA’s Nightscape newsletter and other IDA publications.

IDA-UK Press Releases »

Please visit IDA’s press release archive.

Events »

Visit our calendar to learn about light pollution conferences, IDA’s General Annual Meeting, or see if there’s a dark sky event in your area.

Find Dark Sky Friendly Lighting »

Although IDA does not sell lighting you can browse our guide to find fixtures that fall within our recommended dark-sky-friendly specifications.

“Losing the Dark” Film »

Watch and share our six-minute short film on light pollution. It’s accessible in more than 15 languages.

Family Activities to Enjoy the Night from Home »

Resources to engage in the dark sky movement with your loved ones whether from your backyard, through your living room window, or on a computer screen.

Materials for Educators »

Check out our lesson plans for teachers and educational activities for kids that can be easily downloaded.

Artificial Light at Night Research Literature Database »

The only database of its kind, the ALAN database provides references to the scientific literature on all aspects of artificial light at night research. The database is the result of a joint effort between the IDA and the Loss of the Night Network.

Mobile Apps »

There exist several mobile apps related to IDA’s mission.

Useful Links »

Links to other helpful websites with information and resources about light pollution.

IDA-UK Blog »

The IDA-UK blog is your one-stop-shop for all things IDA, light pollution and night sky preservation. Receive timely and useful information about IDA, research on artificial light at night, protecting night skies and much more, brought directly to you from IDA and other experts in the field.

Get Involved »

Need ideas on specific steps you can take to help protect night skies? Be sure to check out our Get Involved section for great ideas.