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Light Pollution

Sign the 'starry night' petition to 10 Downing St! milky_way.jpg

The RAS is gravely concerned about light pollution (see the evidence presented to the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons Review) and supports campaigns to raise awareness of dark skies since undirected light :

  •  wastes energy and contributes to global warming
  • impoverishes the environment  of all people, not just astronomers

Accordingly,if you wish to sign the following petition, submitted by a member of the public, to the Prime Minister please click here

'We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to ensure that all exterior lights are shaded to direct their light downwards, so as to prevent light pollution obscuring the beauty of the night sky'