Have you ever
wondered where all the stars have gone? Milky Way galaxy is just a name in
the textbooks, students donít even realize that its out there to be seen
with naked eyes.
Image showing night sky illumination across the
Save night skies
Pollution : Illumination of the night sky by electric lights, as in an
urban area, that interferes with astronomical observation.
Artificial light is essential in our modern society. It has many uses
including illumination of streets, roads and hazardous areas; for security
lighting; to increase the hours of usage for outdoor sports and recreation
facilities, to enhance the appearance of buildings at night. The increased
use of lighting, however, can cause problems. Light in the wrong place at
the wrong time can be intrusive.
PROJECT DARK SKIES is an initiative by SPACE to bring back the charm of unpolluted star
filled skies back to present generation. It is a dedicated campaign for
better use of lighting/lighting fixtures and other illumination devices
used in our day to day lives, which will lead to efficient use of
electricity and saving of electrical energy which eventually lead to less
load on our natural fuel reserves.
Great Indian Star Count (GISC) is a citizen science project that urges students and public to count the stars in their location to estimate light pollution.