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Feature Article: Light Pollution, Causes and Cures 

It's not only astronomers who should care, and astronomers should be less pessimistic.

I am often taken aback by what I hear people say about light pollution.  Many non-astronomers have concerns about unnecessary government intrusion/regulation, and have come to see light pollution as an issue that only affects astronomers.  And worse yet--many of my fellow astronomers have come to believe that fighting light pollution is a lost cause, particularly near major urban areas.  Happily, both of these points of view are uninformed.   Read More...