The Commission for Dark Skies (CfDS) aims to preserve and restore the beauty of the night sky by campaigning against excessive, inefficient and irresponsible lighting that shines where it is not wanted nor needed.
The issues raised by light pollution do not only affect astronomers. Other areas of concern include crime, the environment and health.
Glare and light spill can make it more difficult to see in the dark. Nocturnal wildlife, such as bats and moths, and plants, eg which use day length to monitor seasons, can be affected. So can migrating birds. Intrusive light can, for example, disrupt sleep.
Some of the pages on the Campaign for Dark Skies website:
Publications about light pollution:
Light Pollution: Responses and Remedies, 2nd Edition
, Bob Mizon, Springer, was published on 24 June 2012. The first version of the book is still available: Light Pollution: Responses and Remedies,
Bob Mizon, Springer, 2002. On amazon.co.uk
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