Tell Your Friends and Family about Losing the Dark!

It’s International Dark Sky Week! Do you want to help spread the word about light pollution and the importance of dark skies? We have the perfect tool for you. Losing the Dark, our short education film that addresses these issues.

Losing the Dark - Flat Screen Version from International Dark-Sky Assn on Vimeo.

It can be watched online at YouTube and Vimeo or you can download it for free. There’s even a fulldome version for use at planetarium theaters, and it’s available in 14 languages, with more on the way!

It’s been viewed in more than 1,000 fulldome planetarium theaters, and nearly 100,000 times on YouTube and Vimeo.

Help spread the word and Happy International Dark Sky Week!


Cheryl Ann is IDA’s Communications and Public Affairs Director. She’s an outdoor enthusiast regardless of whether it is day or night. Growing up in rural Washington state, she learned to appreciate night skies at an early age. Before joining IDA, she received graduate degrees in mass communication and then taught college communication courses. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked in public relations for state and municipal agencies. Cheryl Ann has published numerous freelance articles, chapters, and a book. She’s excited that she gets to use her writing and communication skills for such a great cause. In her free time Cheryl Ann loves to explore the beautiful Sonoran Desert (Ariz.), garden, play music and take pictures.