Light Pollution

The Berkshire representative for the Commission for Dark Skies: Protect the Night is one of our members.

If you require further information on the subject.

Contact: Gerry Bond, 8 Ryhill Way, Earley, Reading RG6 4AZ Tel: 07510 444 630

Light pollution links….

Institute of Lighting Engineers
Commission for Dark Skies

News update…

MPs and Peers have launched a new All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dark Skies in the Houses of Parliament to bring attention to increasing light pollution and the importance of preserving the ability to see a dark sky at night.

The group was launched by Co-Chair Andrew Griffith, MP for Arundel & South Downs and will also be Co-Chaired by Lord Martin Rees of Ludlow, the Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Astronomical Society.

GB 2020.02.09

Thames Valley at Night

Thames Valley at Night

Thames Valley at Night

The crew of the International Space Station acquired this image shortly after 7:22 p.m. local time on the evening of February 4, 2003. Either thin, low clouds or perhaps fog is evident in the fuzzy character of patterns for some of the surrounding smaller cities while that of the warmer urban center is still clear and sharp. The full image is in the Astronomy Picture of the Day gallery.