Missing the darkness has longer-term implications for human health matters and for biodiversity; drawing important species such as night pollinators away from natural habitats and food sources.
matters for natureís cycle of day and night.
For centuries natural starry night skies have inspired art, science and poetry and also helped explorers and migrating birds to navigate. Without taking action to reduce light pollution, there is a risk of losing our view of the stars as well as a threat to our biodiversity, climate action goals and our wellbeing.
It is time to reclaim the night and plan a bright future
why we are bringing academics, activists,
architects, astronomers, community groups,
conservationists, dark sky advocates, ecologists,
engineers, lighting experts, planners, policy
makers, scientists and more together to
discuss the challenges and explore the solutions
to reversing light pollution and implementing best
practices for dark sky friendly lighting. Come