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DMS Latitude: 41° 32' 47.8176'' N, DMS Longitude: 72° 47' 21.2280'' W
Latitude: 41.546616, Longitude: -72.789230

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Today's Date: 07/16/2024 15:02:12
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Lesson Plans

The following Lesson Plans are offered by the International Dark-Sky Association. This site has no affiliation with the IDA and all the resources available on this site are meant to provide awareness of what steps we can all take to restore and safeguard our night skies.

IDA offers lesson plans to aid in teaching light pollution issues. Currently three lesson plans are available for download.

This material was produced by IDA with donations from members.  If you download this material and find it useful, please donate to IDA now so we can continue our mission of preserving and protecting the nighttime environment.

By downloading this material you agree to use it as an educational tool, crediting the IDA when applicable. Images and material from this Web site may not be used in any unflattering or derogatory manner and it is prohibited to use this material in any commercial use.

Images other than those credited to IDA may NOT be used without consent from the photographer. If you have a specific question regarding an image, please contact the IDA.

Have you used these materials? Please let us know how they worked for you!  Provide us feedback or ask questions by contacting the IDA.


These programs are designed for use by educators. Please note that downloads will begin automatically in .pdf except for those marked PPT for PowerPoint. They are designed for use on both a PC and Mac, although, the PPT reader in Mac may distort the contents.

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Please read the curriculum first, then download the corresponding material.

Outdoor Activity Book

This outdoor activity book is designed for the elementary age student.

We hope that this book will be used by parents, teachers, and astronomy clubs to teach children in fun and inventive ways about the beauty of the natural night sky. The book can be downloaded for free from the link below. It is designed to be used in color, but if that is not possible you are welcome to print it in black and white.

If at anytime you would like to submit an addition to the book please email the IDA. The IDA is always interested in seeing what other groups are doing to teach the public about dark skies and light pollution. Thank you for your support of the IDA.

Click here for Outdoor Activity Book

Lighting Lessons

Introduction to Lighting (age 16 to adult)

Astronomy Lessons

Journey Through the Solar System (age 5-8)


Journey Through the Solar System (age 9-13)

Wildlife Lessons

Wild About Wildlife (age 5-8)


Wild About Wildlife (age 9-13)


The night sky in the World
Come, ask, and feel part of a great family of people that believe and dream of a celestial life among the stars!
Antonio Pascarella - Member of the
National Space Society and
Proud Distributor of Celestis, Inc., - Memorial Spaceflights

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