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Latest Light pollution Stories

Grant From Uwingu Fund Will Help Dark-Sky Save Our Stars
2013-06-03 13:54:35

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."

New Android App Gathers Light Pollution Data For Scientists
2013-04-29 18:58:49

Researchers have developed an app for smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system capable of measuring night sky brightness.

New LED Technology Could Reduce Light Pollution
2013-04-24 18:59:56

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.


Latest Light pollution Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

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...

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  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
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