Mission

The South Florida chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDASF) seeks to educate South Florida about the benefits of dark skies for people and the natural world, to guide and lead South Florida to more environmentally responsible outdoor lighting practices, and to restore access to the wondrous, majestic heritage of dark starry nights to the people of South Florida.

You can see from the satellite picture below (taken in April 2012) how outdoor lights in South Florida look from space. Are we lighting the streets or the skies?

South Florida from space. April 2012 (image from NASA, map layers from Google Earth).

South Florida from space. April 2012 (image from NASA, map layers from Google Earth).