Latest Light pollution Stories
The International Dark-Sky Association was recently awarded a grant from the Uwingu Fund in support of the organization's new program called "Save Our Stars."
Researchers have developed an app for smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system capable of measuring night sky brightness.
Street lights make it easier to see the way after the sun goes down, but this is one of the major contributors to light pollution that washes out the night sky.
Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...