Education and Outreach through the International Dark-Sky Association

The Comal County Friends of the Night Sky was inspired by the International Dark-Sky Association.  Please see the IDA’s information on education and outreach.

International Dark Sky Week

International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it. Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month.

Public Outreach Materials

The IDA is dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations so that they can educate their communities about the importance of protecting night skies. They provide their chapters, members, volunteers and the public with a variety of educational public outreach materials to help them make even an greater impact in their communities. These materials include brochures, traveling displays and their public service announcement, Losing the Dark, available for free download in more than a dozen languages.

International Dark Sky Places Program

The IDA’s Dark Sky Places program promotes night sky conservation across the globe and is a powerful outreach tool for communicating to the public the importance of reducing light pollution. Dark Sky Place designations are based on stringent outdoor lighting standards and innovative community outreach.

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Protect your community from Light Pollution!

The Comal County Friends of the Night Sky was formed in March, 2020 by a group of concerned residents who first met using Zoom. We are working on several initiatives to facilitate night sky friendly lighting in order to preserve and improve the stunning night sky of the Texas Hill Country and Comal County, TX.

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