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Light Pollution

{ Submitted by wesler1 on Wed, 2014-12-03 03:09 }

The January issue of Sky and Telescope contains a story about light pollution in the United States. Simple, low cost measures can reduce light pollution. City government in Chicago has shown little interest in dealing with this issue. They have been increasing light pollution instead.

It's barely possible to see any stars at night in the City. As a result, most people have never in their lives seen the Milky Way. The North side Greens have seen the Milky Way exactly once, in Wyoming. We ducked our heads, reflexively, so as not to bump them against the stars.

We hope someday to see the Milky Way again. One more time, at least.