Dark Skies – Starry Nights

Congratulations, Sedona!
Sedona was named the
6th International Dark Sky Community
in the US and the 8th worldwide!

IDA SEDONA Certificate 2014

Sedona Dark Sky Poster2016

 KSB dark sky Poster8.24.16


Annual Reports to the International Dark Sky Association

        2021 Annual Report VOC


2021 Annual Report Sedona

2020 Annual Report VOC



2020 Annual Report Sedona

2019 Annual Report VOC



2019 Annual Report Sedona

2018 Annual Report VOC


2018 Annual Report Sedona

2017 Annual Report VOC


2017 Annual Report Sedona

2016 Annual Report IDA

2016 Annual Report Sedona



2015 Annual Report IDA

2015 Annual Report Sedona




International Dark Sky Association (IDA)

Watch the International Dark Sky Association Video Here “Losing the Dark”


Visit the website for the International Dark Sky Association, the recognized authority on light pollution and leading organization combating light pollution worldwide.  IDA works to protect the night skies for present and future generations.  Quick Links Click Here


Sedona Inspired Dark Sky Community Awareness Events

2019 Community Dark Sky Awareness Events

2018 Community Dark Sky Awareness Events

2017 Community Dark Sky Awareness Events

2016 Community Dark Sky Awareness Events

2015 Community Dark-Sky Awareness Events

2014 Community Dark Sky Awareness Events 

2013 Community Dark Sky Awareness Events

City of Sedona Outdoor Lighting Ordinance 2001

Yavapai County Light Pollution Control Ordinance

Magnificent Sedona:

  • Sedona is recognized worldwide as one of the most unique and picturesque locations in the United States, defined in daylight by its distinctive Red Rock landscape and beautiful Oak Creek Canyon.
  • Sedona offers a rich night sky:  it is a place where on cloudless nights the Milky Way is not just visible but cuts a wide and naturally bright swath across the sky.
  • Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB) submitted the comprehensive application for the designation of Sedona as International Dark Sky Community to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) in November 2013. Sedona was named the 6th International Dark Sky Community in the US by the IDA in August, 2014.
  • The IDA is the recognized authority on light pollution.  Founded in 1988, IDA was the first organization to call attention to the hazards of light pollution, and in 24 years of operation its accomplishments have been tremendous.
  • IDA promotes one simple idea:  light what you need, when you need it.  They know some light at night is necessary for safety and recreation. They work with manufacturers, planners, legislators, and citizens to provide energy-efficient options that direct the light where you want it to go, not uselessly up into the sky.
  • Please Join, Renew, or make a Special Gift to Keep Sedona Beautiful – Environmental Stewards since 1972.

Your donation will make an important difference in helping KSB, acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, protect and sustain the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area for all people of the world and future generations.

Please, Click Here, for more information on membership in Keep Sedona Beautiful and/or contributions.  Thank you for your support!


Taking a peek in the midst of a changing season
Just when the universe takes a pause
There you are in a timeless ocean
In a myriad of twinkling stars
And as those stars shine
It’ s your turn to shine
Taking another day
In dark and light
Take time to feel
a given right
Some peace
Some joy

Poem written by Susie Anderson of Cottonwood, AZ



Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,

And a heaven full of stars
Over my head,
White and topaz
And misty red;

Myriads with beating
Hearts of fire
That aeons
Cannot vex or tire;

Up the dome of heaven
Like a great hill,
I watch them marching
Stately and still,

And I know that I

Am honored to be
Of so much majesty.

 —-Sara Teasdale