How do I find dark sky-friendly lighting?

DarkSky UK does not sell light fixtures, but we do have a collection of recommended light fixtures and recommended retailers/manufacturers that meet our dark-sky-friendly specifications.

How do I find out if there’s a lighting ordinance in my community?

Lighting ordinances are important to ensure communities are making the right choices regarding outdoor lighting. Learn how to find out if your community has one.

How do I find out how to get a lighting ordinance enforced?

A lighting ordinance isn’t very useful if it’s not enforced. We have provided this resource to help you ensure your lighting ordinance is getting the job done.

How do I get a lighting ordinance passed in my community?

Getting a lighting ordinance passed can be difficult, which is why we have provided this resource to help you with the process.

Can someone from DarkSky UK speak at an upcoming event?

Quite possibly, but because DarkSky UK’s travel budget is very limited it may be necessary for you or your organization to pay for our staff’s travel expenses. DarkSky UK also has many volunteer advocates located around the globe.

Where can I find resources for talks and presentations?

We try to make it easier for you to spread the word about night skies in your community. Check out our public outreach materials.

Do have any resources for educators?

Yes. Visit our Materials for Educators page.

How do I find places where there are dark skies?

Check out our map of DarkSky International Dark Sky Places. You can also use the interactive NASA Blue Marble map to find areas with no or minimal light pollution.

What do I get for becoming a member?

We couldn’t fight for night skies without our members. Learn about the value of an DarkSky UK membership.

Where does IDA-UK get its funding?

More than half of our funding comes from our generous members and supporters.

Why should I contribute to DarkSky UK?

By contributing to DarkSky UK, you are making a difference. Your contributions help the environment and human health and preserve the night skies for future generations.