Latest Light pollution Stories
An international conference at the University of Haifa has called attention to the dangers of exposure to light at night.
On August 29th, the lights went off and the stars turned on during a special event at Beijing Planetarium.
The International Dark-Sky Association and Loch Ness Productions are giving attendees of the International Astronomical Union Congress in Beijing a sneak peak of a full dome video on light pollution called "Losing the Dark."
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Light pollution has been a growing problem recently, and as skylines continue to grow, the night sky becomes dimmer and dimmer. A new shift is taking place in lighting though, and researchers estimate that the color of the night sky may be changing as well.
There is a sensation that I may never be able to experience in my life, but one video showing off images taken from the International Space Station gets me just a little closer to being in space.
Special light bulbs and eyeglasses that remove the blue rays that cause the problem have been developed at John Carroll University.
The world may start to look a little darker if a new PBS campaign has any influence in the matter. PBS will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association by airing "The City Dark" - a documentary that explores the problems of light pollution.
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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