International Dark Sky Week is a worldwide event, and it’s happening right now (April 5-11, 2013). The goals of IDSW are to appreciate the beauty of the night sky and to raise awareness of how poor-quality lighting creates light pollution.
You can find out more about IDSW here. Meanwhile, here at EarthSky, to help celebrate, we’re sharing a few pics we got this week, some of the many, many fantastic dark sky photos we get from our friends, who celebrate dark skies all year. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures! They make us say “WOW!
For more info, watch this 6.5 minute video, ‘Losing the Dark.’ It introduces and illustrates some of the issues regarding light pollution, and suggests three simple actions people can take to help mitigate it.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as an EarthSky.org Editor, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She and her husband live in Tennessee, where they enjoy guitar playing and singing. They have 2 grown sons.
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