This past week (April 13-19, 2015), we’ve been celebrating International Dark Sky Week. EarthSky’s many talented astrophotographer friends around the globe sent in these awesome – no other word to use – photos! Thank you to all who contributed!
The aim of International Dark Sky Week is to inspire people to celebrate the beauty of the night sky. It’s also to raise awareness about the problems associated with light pollution and simple solutions available to mitigate it. Find out more here.
International Dark Sky Week was created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, has become a worldwide event. In explaining why she started the week, Barlow said:
I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future…. I want to help preserve its wonder.
Bottom line: International Dark Sky Week 2015 runs from April 13-19. The aim of International Dark Sky Week is to inspire people to celebrate the beauty of the night sky, and also to raise awareness about the problems associated with light pollution and simple solutions available to 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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