Preserving Heritage With Dark Skies: How Astronomy Connects Us All

This post is part of a series of posts to commemorate International Dark Sky Week (19th-26th April 2020), dedicated to celebrating the night sky. Our lighting practices don’t only affect astronomy – they can impact other important things too. I’ll dive into some of these, and a few things you can do to make a difference. In all the progress our species has made, it’s important for us not to lose sight of where we came from. Connecting with our history can ground us and give us…Continue Reading “Preserving Heritage With Dark Skies: How Astronomy Connects Us All”

Dark Skies for Health: How Removing Artificial Lights Makes us Healthier

This post is part of a series of posts to commemorate International Dark Sky Week (19th-26th April 2020), dedicated to celebrating the night sky. Our lighting practices don’t only affect astronomy – they can impact other important things too. I’ll dive into some of these, and a few things you can do to make a difference. Light pollution can have serious negative impacts on human health. Reducing exposure to artificial lighting at night helps our bodies revert to their natural circadian rhythm, making us healthier and less…Continue Reading “Dark Skies for Health: How Removing Artificial Lights Makes us Healthier”

Protecting Wildlife with Astronomy: The Impact of Light Pollution on Animals

This post is part of a series of posts to commemorate International Dark Sky Week (19th-26th April 2020), dedicated to celebrating the night sky. Our lighting practices don’t only affect astronomy – they can impact other important things too. I’ll dive into some of these, and a few things you can do to make a difference. If an action is simple, within our reach, and can lead to the protection of the wildlife we share the planet with, we have a duty to take this…Continue Reading “Protecting Wildlife with Astronomy: The Impact of Light Pollution on Animals”