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Dim the lights and celebrate International Dark Sky Week!


Begun in 2003, International Dark Sky Week celebrates the awesome glory of the night sky while also informing the public of threats from sky glow, glare, and other forms of light pollution. In 2015, International Dark Sky Week takes place from April … Continue reading

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An intergalactic glare monster


Along westbound Interstate 96 near mile marker 55, there is an electronic billboard that must have been installed prior to the LED revolution in lighting or was placed there for advertising to the International Space Station. The glare this sign … Continue reading

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Say NO to artificial sky glow!


“Star light, star bright First star I see tonight I wish I may, I wish I might Have the wish, I wish tonight.” This favorite rhyme from childhood has become increasing difficult to fulfill in many places around the world … Continue reading

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