Physics Buzz: Taking Back the Night Sky

Here’s a snippet from my latest post on the APS blog, Physics Buzz.

The next time you’re taking a nightly stroll downtown, take a minute to count how many people are looking up at the sky. Chances are the number will be small, if it’s not zero.

Light pollution drowns the brilliance of the night sky, leaving city and town dwellers little reason to look up. Meanwhile, technology is providing an incentive to look down at our screens. As a result, we are losing touch with the cosmos. Have you ever seen the star-lit band of the Milky Way Galaxy?

Click here to read more about the story behind the challenges two scientists in Quebec, Canada faced while trying to reduce light pollution and keep the levels low.

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