DSNNZ is offering New Zealand Dark Sky Places who are seeking IDA certification the opportunity to apply for specialist technical consulting support to assist with their application.
This support will be provided by Dr John Barentine, Principal Consultant at Dark Sky Consulting, LLC, who was formerly the Director of Conservation and Director of Public Policy for the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). While at IDA, Dr Barentine helped certify both Aotea / Great Barrier Island and Rakiura / Stewart Island, while assisting others in various stages of progress toward completing their nominations. Through this work he has become familiar with relevant policies and procedures such as the AS/NZS standards and national lighting policies through, e.g., NZTA. In 2018, Dr Barentine visited New Zealand and made extensive field visits and contacts throughout the country’s dark-sky community. He also presented to government and local authorities on matters relating to dark sky preservation.
Through his consultancy, Dr Barentine offers a range of services including:
DSNNZ will assess the merits of a funding request, and for those selected it will fund initial input from Dr Barentine to help your ‘dark sky team’ prepare an application for IDA dark sky certification.
Please note that to be eligible for consideration you must be:
Funding for the provision of these services is available as a result of the generosity of the FYNROC TRUST charity.
If you would like to proceed you will need to complete the form below: