Wednesday, April 15, 2015

International Dark Sky Week

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week!


National Dark-Sky Week (NDSW), held during the week of the new moon in April,[1] is a week during which people worldwide turn out their lights in order to observe the beauty of the night sky without light pollution. This event was founded in 2003 by Jennifer Barlow of Midlothian, Virginia, and its popularity and participation increases every year.. Find out more here.

International Dark Sky Week was created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, has become a worldwide event. In explaining why she started the week, Barlow said:
I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future…. I want to help preserve its wonder.