26 Jul 2013

Darkness and light pollution

Have you ever seen the Milky Way?
We are lucky here, in Western Australia, we can drive out of the city going east for an hour and it's pitch dark so we can see many stars. But look at the US, Europe or Japan, they have so much light pollution that they might only see the odd pin prick in the sky. Also India is surprisingly lightened.

The night sky is so amazing and precious that everyone should have access to this magnificient view of the stars. Turn off the lights at night!!

Interested in Astronomy? Check out the free online course by Curtin University Astronomy: Discovering the Universe (IntAstro) by Open2Study, free online study for everyone. 

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