Help Track Light Pollution

Written by The Night Sky Guy on January 20, 2012 – 9:26 pm -

A recent university survey estimates that two-thirds of the world’s population cannot see the hazy band of stars in the overhead night sky. Light pollution has without a doubt turned night into day and has robbed an entire generation out of a sky filled with stars.  It is a global threat that not only ruins our views of the cosmos, but also wastes money and natural resources.

Globe at Night campaign hopes to help change the course by getting you involved the battle to save the night sky. By utilizing the power of the internet coupled with handheld devices like tablets and smartphones – it now becomes and fun and easy project for entire families to participate and become aware of the natural heritage we are all being robbed of.

For more details on how you can participate then read my blog post at National Geographic News.

Posted in Stargazing, stars | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Help Track Light Pollution”

  1. By TabiCat on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    One of the reasons I enjoy and chose a rural lifestyle is because I can see and appreciate starry nights with my children. Nothing beats laying in feild grass in your sleeping bag in mid August and watching the perceids zip by, or the deep orange hue of a lunar eclipse, or just staring up at the milky way and contemplating what’s out there. I will never live in a city. :)

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