There is a myth that a brightly lit nighttime environment improves safety and security. However, studies have not found evidence that increased outdoor lighting deters crime or increases safety. A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY We all desire to keep ourselves and our...
5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Fix Light Pollution: Kelsey Johnson
Ever gaze up at the starry night sky? This stunning view is at risk of disappearing -- unless we act now, says astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. In this fascinating, unexpectedly funny TED talk, she explains how light pollution affects almost every species on earth...
How Light Pollution Prevents Eyes from Adapting to the Dark
Guest post from Tony Pistilli, board member of Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association Why are Dark Skies Important? On the surface of this subject, it appears non-Dark Sky compliant lights scatter light into the sky and prevent us from “seeing” stars. This is partially...
The Dog Days of Summer
As the summer heat sizzles toward the end of July, you might hear someone refer to it as the “dog days of summer”. Most people think this phrase means that it is getting so hot outside that even the dogs feel miserable. In reality, this ancient term refers to an...
Dark Sky: Busting some common myths
There are seven myths that regularly paint the wrong picture about our prestigious designation:
Lights Out For Super Sleep
Learn about a few things you can do to limit your exposure to artificial light at night.
Wayfinding with the Night Sky
There are many reasons why we should do what we can to protect our view of the stars. Read more:
Exterior Lighting for a Dark Sky
As our cities grow larger and our lights get brighter, many urban and suburban areas are losing their view of the night sky.
Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory
Clear and vivid views of Jupiter (and 4 of its moons) and an incredible site of Saturn with its rings were seen from the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory