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DarkSky Delegates are your local points of contact.

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Advocates

100+

Delegates

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Chapters

Delegates are DarkSky Advocates who have agreed to be a local point of contact for others seeking to get involved or learn more about night sky protection.

Delegates have added responsibilities and are the go-to mentors and dark sky authorities for their regions.

DarkSky has over 100 Delegates in over 30 countries around the globe.



Location

Delegate

Email

Argentina

Buenos Aires

Ricardo J. Tohmé

Posadas, Misiones Province

Alejandro Sommer

Australia

Victoria

Judith Bailey

Aruba

Oranjestad

Jairo Vrolijk

Australia

Morayfield QLD

Adrian Cupitt

Red Gully WA

Carol Redford

Bahrain

Manama

Myriam AlQassab

Brazil

Campos dos Goytacazes, State of Rio de Janeiro

Marcelo Souza

São Paulo

Silvia Maria Carneiro de Campos

Canada

St. Catharines, ON

Ashley Northcotte

St. Catharines, ON

Trevor Jones

Toronto, ON

Uthayan Rajah

China

Hong Kong

Exodus CL Sit

Hong Kong

June Liu

Czech Republic

Ústupky, Seč, Czechia

Petr Horalek

Egypt

Cairo

Osama Fathi

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Miklol Girma

France

Paris

Sujay Patil

Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Sers

Jean-Francois Graffand

Germany

Leipzig

Martin Lovekosi

Leipzig

Martin Hantsch

Guatemala

Guatemala City

Sergio Montufar

India

Gurugram, Haryana

Arnav Kapoor

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Abhishek Pawse

Vikaspuri, New Delhi, Delhi

Deep Anand

Iran

Tehran, Tehran Province

Hamed Mirzakhalil

Ireland

Mayo

Georgia MacMillan

Kenya

Nairobi

Simon Mirungi

México

Coyoacán, CDMX

Joshua Iván Muñoz Salazar

Hermosillo, Sonora

Sergio Müller

Hidalgo

Erick Gomez Vazquez

Querétaro

Francisco Javier Medina Gómez

Querétaro

Juan Carlos Hernandez

San Luis Potosí

Diana Sofía Huerta Ramírez

Tijuana, Baja California

Elizabeth Sanchez

Nepal

Kathmandu

Suresh Bhattarai

Netherlands

Leiden

Claire Ouwejan

Leiden

Ian Alastair Hobkirk

New Zealand

Dunedin

Kyra Xavia

Nicaragua

Mauricio de Jesus Garcia Ruiz

Pakistan

Karachi

Rayan Kahn

Russia

Moscow

Natalya Devyatkina

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

Ahmed Thaher Althaher

Serbia

Novi Sad

Dajana Bjelajac

Singapore

Singapore

Sriram Murali

Slovenia

Slovenia

Samyukta Manikumar

Spain

Madrid

Alejandro Sanchez

Sri Lanka

Kadawatha

Eranga Thilina

Turkey

Izmir

Mumtaz Bademli

Antalya

Dr. Çağlayan Nehir

United Kingdom

Cwmbran

Mike Joy

Hertford

Simon Thorp

London

Megan Eaves

Liverpool

Hannah Dalgleish

Manchester

Nick Dunn

Northumberland

Wil Cheung

Northumberland

Roy Alexander

North Wales

Dani Robertson

South Downs, Petworth

Dan Oakley

Warmington, Peterborough

Paul Gregory

United States

Alabama

Birmingham, AL

Michelle Wooten

Alaska

Anchorage, AK

Steven Carhart

Arizona

Camp Verde, AZ

Dave Inman

Tempe, AZ

Bradley Peterson

California

Long Beach, CA

Bryan Quigley

Los Angeles, CA

Anna Josenhans

Los Angeles, CA

Jeremy Evans

Point Reyes Station, CA

Peggy Day

San Mateo, CA

Shreenivasan Manievannan

Florida

Apalachicola, FL

Greg Golgowski

Gulf Breeze, FL

Ronald Fairbanks

Orlando, FL

Madelline Mathis

Orlando, FL

Steven Miller

Pensacola, FL

Edward Magowan

Tallahassee, FL

Steven Holland

Georgia

Milledgeville, GA

Avery Aultman

Smyrna, GA

Prashant Naik

Hawai’i

Kalapana, Big Island, HI

Michael Marlin

Idaho

Boise, ID

Noelle Bruce

Boise, ID

Roger Craig Smith

Coeur d’Alene, ID

James Fillmore

Sandpoint, ID

Kodiak Ellis

Sandpoint, ID

Suanne Ellis

Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

Allison Wilkerson

Illinois

Chicago, IL

Audrey Fischer

Chicago, IL

Ken Walkzak

Chicago, IL

Rosalia Lugo

Glen Ellyn, IL

Adam Kreuzer

Wheaton, IL

Carlo Treviso

Maine

Dedham, ME

Kevin Foster

Maryland

Catonsville, MD

Ryan Lafferty

Minnesota

Maple Grove, MN

Todd Burlet

Minneapolis, MN

Paul Bogard

Saint Paul, MN

Mike Shaw

Michigan

Edwardsburg, MI

Robert Parrish

Grand Rapids, MI

Robyn Porteen

Montana

Kila, MT

John Ashley

Nebraska

Lincoln, NE

Chad Tolly

Lincoln, NE

Zach Thompson

Lincoln, NE

Jenna Bartja

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

Jonathan Boarini

Las Vegas, NV

Kevin Swartz

Reno, NV

Abdul Dremali

New Jersey

Toms River, NJ

Absecon, NJ

James Webster

Bonnie Peng

New York

Bronx, NY

Robin Schwartz

North Carolina

Brevard, NC

Bobby Bradley

Chapel Hill, NC

Simon Weisenhorn

North Dakota

Fargo, ND

Patrick Sommer

Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Becca Palczynsky

Oregon

Bend, OR

Grant Tandy

Mosier, OR

Michael McKeag

Portland, OR

Dawn J. Nilson

South Carolina

Gray Court, SC

William Michaud

Gray Court, SC

Bill Michaud

Greenville, SC

Alex Warren

Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Theo Wellington

Texas

Houston, TX

Jennifer A. Sotuyo

Virginia

Fairfax, VA

Anne Uyeda

Staunton, VA

Sara Hollberg

Petersburg, VA

Michael W. Lewis

Rappahannock County, VA

Joyce Harman

Wisconsin

Lone Rock, WI

John Heasley

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Tom Gwilym

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Jonathan Trouillon

Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi

Trung Nguyen


Become a DarkSky Delegate

Take a step up from Advocate and help others who want to get involved in the action. As a DarkSky Delegate, you are the local contact on the ground in your region — the face of the movement to protect dark skies.

Illustration of a DarkSky Delegate talking with people and pointing to a chart.

Delegates may be identified with a specialization, such as Dark Sky Educator or Astrophotographer, and are required to submit annual reports on their activities.

Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly Advocate meetings when possible, participate in and be active on our Slack channel: idaadvocates.slack.com
  • Delegates are encouraged to participate in their local chapter if they live within an existing chapter geography. If their work expands beyond the chapter boundaries, or they’re working on a particular project that deserves recognition, exceptions may be granted if coordinated with the local chapter.
  • Written annual report (required)
  • Written monthly report (optional)

Requirements

How to become a Delegate

  1. Take the DarkSky 101 training
  2. Participate in the Advocates Network for three months (this requirement may be waived if the individual is well known in the field or where other Delegates can attest to your work and reputation). Attend or review monthly Advocate meetings and participate in Slack.
  3. Review the DarkSky Handbook for Delegates.
  4. Submit your application. Applications are reviewed at the beginning of each month. If you’re approved, you’ll be required to sign the Delegate Agreement, which will be sent via DocuSign.