Starry Nights: Why Dark Skies Matter – John Barentine Ph.D

For most of human history, the night sky was an essential part of our nature. Dark skies are critical for the well-being of humans, plants, and animals, and for opening a window to the observable universe. Now most of humanity lives under bright domes of artificial skyglow from our cities, roads, or industrial activities. There is a new generation who have never seen a natural night sky because of inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light. It’s estimated that one-third of the world’s population and 80% of Americans cannot see the Milky Way. Protecting our views of the stars is John Barentine’s mission.

Also Scott Stulberg, professional photographer dropped in and shared a few images of the nighttime photography, dark sky and images of the Milky Way