DarkSky's efforts to protect the night.

Thanks to more than 193,000 supporters, members, and advocates in more than 70 countries, we provide leadership, tools, and resources for individuals, policymakers, and industry, in order to reduce light pollution and promote responsible outdoor lighting that is beautiful, healthy, and functional.


International Dark Sky Places

We certify and help conserve starry sky parks, communities, and other places around the world.

DarkSky Approved lighting

We certify commercial, industrial, and residential outdoor lighting that reduces light pollution.

Advancing responsible outdoor lighting

We work with communities, governments, and professionals to prioritize quality outdoor lighting.

Light pollution education

We inform the public how excessive artificial light can harm humans, wildlife, and our climate.