Count Stars and Help Save our Night Skies

Written by The Night Sky Guy on April 11, 2012 – 4:36 pm -

For a second time this year from April 11th to 20th skywatchers around the world get a chance to determine how bad light pollution is in their backyard by counting visible stars. 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 I wrote for the last campaign in January at National Geographic News.

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  1. By Neil Pedersen on Apr 12, 2012 | Reply

    This is the light pollution put out by Edmonton, AB as seen from about 100 miles away.

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