We are losing our largest natural habitat, the night sky, at an alarming rate due to the growth of light pollution. The Milky Way is no longer visible to one third of humanity - including 60 percent of Europeans and 80 percent of Americans. 

 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.

 Darkness 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

Thatís 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 join us!