The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Phoenix Area Chapter is the local Phoenix area chapter of the IDA. The IDA is the recognized authority on light pollution and is the leading organization combating light pollution worldwide. The Phoenix Area Chapter is dedicated to protecting night skies throughout Arizona by advocating for eye and sky friendly lighting right here in the Valley of the Sun.

Our Mission

IDA works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

Our Goals

  • Advocate for the protection of the night sky
  • Educate the public and policymakers about night sky conservation
  • Promote environmentally responsible outdoor lighting
  • Empower the public with the tools and resources to help bring back the night