Oregon Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association

Our mission is to preserve Oregon’s magnificent dark skies and to diminish light pollution for the health, safety, and well-being of all life.

We celebrate and promote responsible outdoor lighting. We aim to conserve energy, enhance safety and security, safe-guard human health, protect wildlife, and preserve the cultural heritage of Oregon’s star-filled night-time sky. Our measurements in Bend show an increase of light pollution of 3% to 8% per year since mid-2019.

We educate about the growing environmental disaster of light pollution through presentations, the measurement of light pollution at key locations, facilitate certification of International Dark Sky Places in Oregon, and work with government agencies to reduce light pollution.

Since our founding in 2019 we have given many presentations, helped two locations in Oregon become certified as International Dark Sky Places, established a light pollution measurement network of 30+ monitoring sites across the state, and are currently working with three additional places to obtain International Dark Sky Place certification.

Donations support educational outreach, measurement equipment and software, and dark sky place certification costs. Your donation will help turn the tide on light pollution in Oregon. Starry nights for all!

Contact Information


Oregon Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association


P.O. Box 777, Bend, Oregon 97709




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