Dark Skies Awareness Blog
This Dark Skies Awareness blog aims to increase understanding of the need to preserve our dark skies and improve conditions in light-polluted areas. This special blog will have posts throughout Global Astronomy Month.
Light pollution is the artificial brightening of night skies and has negative impacts on wildlife, human health, energy, and safety—in addition to the loss of a beautiful sky and our cultural heritage that it provides Throughout this blog, you will find articles ranging from basic information about light pollution to detailed analysis of new research and discoveries. By informing public outreach with scientific insights, the blog will provide a forum for understanding just how much humanity needs its dark night sky.
Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and Globe at Night (GaN) will be writing the blog together—bringing into focus the thoughts of scientists, amateur astronomers, citizen scientists, and anyone that has an interest in gaining and sharing knowledge.