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Defending the Dark from Jason Davis on Vimeo.

In Arizona, where space sciences are worth an estimated $250 million annually, bright skies are a serious threat to astronomical research. Cities like Tucson have adopted lighting ordinances to protect the industry, but as urban sprawl increases, bad lighting affects more than stargazing scientists.

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The winning photos from the third International Earth and Sky Photo Contest have appeared on-line as articles in Sky and Telescope, MSNBC, National Geographic and Universe Today among other places. The contest is organized annually by The World at Night, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and Global Astronomy Month. The contest aims to reclaim the natural beauty of starry sky and to help preserve the dark skies which are not yet dominated by artificial lights.

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2011 News


The March. 7, 2011 365 Days of Astronomy podcast called “GLOBE at Night 2011” features another appearance by the Dark Skies Crusader. Listen to the podcast at the 365 Days of Astronomy website.

The Feb. 7, 2011 365 Days of Astronomy podcast called “Hey, Light, Get Off of My Lawn!” stars the Dark Skies Crusader who teaches Jenny about light and sleep disorders and continues with info on the effects of light pollution on health in general. Listen to the podcast at the 365 Days of Astronomy website.

From JPL’s Night Sky Network: GLOBE at Night Telecon with Dr. Connie Walker [Covers the 2011 Campaign]


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2010 News


GLOBE at Night featured on WAMU's radio show the Metro Connection on Friday, April 23, 2010

The GLOBE at Night Campaign: Our Light or Starlight?

Dark Skies Crusader Sheds Light on Light Pollution


Sky and Telescope: Our Light or Star Light [JPG]


SPIE Newsroom: Global campaign to save energy and fight light pollution

The Tucson Sentinel: In the dark: Sky observations cast light on pollution

The Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript: Star light, star bright

Earth Science Picture of the Day: Orion Star Count and Cape Espichel Lighthouse

Capitol College News: The fight against a different kind of pollution: Capitol participates in Globe at Night campaign


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