It’s a fact, cannot be argued, the night sky above us is getting lighter and lighter.  The cause is indisputable, it comes from outdoor lighting. It’s not liberal vs conservative, or my scientist says this, and your scientist says that.  No lawyer can argue it’s not happening, unless that lawyer lives in North Korea!

My question is “do you think a dark, stary night sky is worth preserving?” I have to assume anyone interested in this column says YES!  But interest in astronomy is just one way of enjoying the night sky.  How many poems, essays, novels, artworks revealed a muse in the night sky?  

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