IAU Dark Skies Ambassadors Program

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Summary

The IAU100 Dark Skies Ambassadors is a program that invites keen enthusiasts worldwide to be dark sky advocates and spread the word of the concern of light pollution. Dark Skies Ambassadors organise actions, get others to do events and/or do events, and help advertise events. Joining the program could also create a peer-supporting environment and provide visibility of events.

Who can join?

We welcome wholeheartedly individuals or organizations who are interested in promoting dark sky protection and had organized at least one dark-skies related activity to join us.

Categories

We have three categories to entice different levels of participation. The Silver Level could be a starting point and as you contribute more time and talent toward events or other actions that spread awareness, the status will grow with the experience of organization of dark-sky actions or events, to the Gold Level and ultimately, to the Platinum Level. The table below provides a description of the categories.

Status Who? Experiences requirement Other criteria
Silver Individual or Organisation Anyone or any organization who has organized/hosted at least 1 dark-skies related action/event  
Gold Individual or Organisation Anyone or any organization who organized/hosted at least 12 dark-skies related action/event  
Platinum Individual or Organisation Anyone or any organization who organized/hosted at least 24 dark-skies related action/event Any significant individual or organization honoured by the IAU for its dark-skies related activities


The role

Dark Skies Ambassadors shall promote the importance of dark-sky protection by conducting or motivating others to conduct any of the following:

 

Why should I join?

 

Any more details?

Click here to signup as an ambassador