“...as light pollution spreads, we are slowly losing one of the oldest and most
universal links of all of human history.”
— Peter Lipscomb, Astronomer
“Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder where you are.
Looking up is no solution;
The sky’s so full of light pollution.”
— Canadian Amateur Astronomer David H. Levy
“The Milky Way is hidden from more than one-third of humanity, including 60% of Europeans and nearly 80% of North Americans.”
— Fabio Falchi et al. "The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness"
“One reason I like being a dark sky advocate is because there's never any pushback. No one has ever said to me, ‘But I like my light pollution!’”
— Diane Turnshek
“We are unaware of the harm we inadvertently create.”
— Stephen Quick
“Light pollution must be looked at by all, not just by us physicists.
It is a problem that can only be tackled with collaboration. Everyone needs to be a part of this.”
— Sarah Kurelowech
“I still remember my first trip to a suburb, I asked my parents: ‘What are those bright dots in the sky?’”
— Peiqi Liu
“We live in a beautiful universe. Please don't spoil it by contributing
to light pollution.”
— Prabh Simran Singh Baweja
“Watch the stars, and from them learn.”
— Albert Einstein
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