The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) was formed in Tucson Arizona in the 1970’s to preserve and protect “the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting.”
Although it may be hard to fathom that the view of the night time sky is being obstructed due to poor lighting design, it is a subject that must be taken most seriously. Controlling light pollution is tantamount to preserving biorhythms and life cycles in our ecosystem. Moreover, the starry night is something that should be preserved and enjoyed by everyone.
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