I was browsing the internet and read a couple of articles and watched some videos about it.
There actually is an international association for it: Internation Dark Sky Association
I have little knowledge yet about the consequences of it, but it seems that the primary
reason is our view of nightsky is being obstructed by the lights we use.
Their argument that light pollution is also a waste of energy is totally agreeable. If it is for efficiency,
I am ok with that, but to see the stars - astronomers (and non-astronomers) who want to see
the nightsky could just go to rural or darker areas.
What do you think about it? Is light pollution something we should care about?
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Light Pollution - should we care? watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-11-2011 15:27
- 27-11-2011 16:24
Of course, then again I am biased. If of course you go by the "astronomy is pointless and has no use for us," then really the only reason against it is the waste of energy. Though that argument is an odd one, since it still lights ups the areas, but then gets lost, so it's not like the light is just being shone into the sky for no reason.