Saving Dark Skies – How to Help

As our love affair with artificial lighting spreads, fewer people are able to see and enjoy the beauties of the night sky. Many children today never see constellations, let alone the Milky Way Galaxy’s enchanting highway through the heavens.

But light pollution isn’t just about stars: it has widespread consequences on health, ecology, and economics. Here you’ll find facts about what light pollution is, how to combat it and reduce its effects, and what you can do to help bring back stars to our skies.

Milky Way from Arches National Park

It’s International Dark-Sky Week!

In 2002, high-school student Jennifer Barlow had a simple idea: let's take some time to appreciate the beauty of the cosmos and consider ways to reduce the spread of light pollution. Here's how you can join the celebration! Have you ever stepped outside to take in a view of the starry sky overhead —...

Cheney in Times Square

AMA Addresses Light Pollution

The American Medical Association has released a report detailing several possible health concerns related to nighttime light exposure. But some lighting researchers worry the conclusions are more alarmist than is warranted.