About Us

Formerly Dark Skies Northwest (founded in 1999) IDA Washington is Washington state's official chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association. Our mission is to be a focal point for light pollution issues in Washington, promote quality outdoor lighting, promote and preserve the beautiful night sky, and to educate the public about the problem of light pollution and its solutions. Our members include astronomers, naturalists, outdoor lighting engineers, and people who are generally concerned with the beauty their community.

Membership

When you become a member of IDA and live in Washington, you automatically become a member of our state chapter!

 

A standard IDA membership only costs $35/year. Please visit the IDA website to join!

STEERING COMMITTEE

David W. Ingram (Chair of Darkskies Northwest)

Renton, WA

206-372-7292

ingramdw303@gmail.com

Prof. Woodruff T. Sullivan, III

Dept of Astonomy, University of Washington

Seattle, WA

woody@bluemoon.astro.washington.edu

Bruce Weertman,

6749 18th Ave NW

Seattle, WA 98117

(206) 225-9671

bruce@darkskiesnorthwest.org

FRIENDS OF DARKSKIES NORTHWEST

Rubie Sanborn Johnson

Kenmore WA 

Ed Mannery

Seattle, WA

emannery@comcast.net