NASA image of light pollution over Northern Europe

In 2011 the government launched its Directgov ePetition website replacing the old 10 Downing Street petition web site launched under Brown’s government and promising that ePetitions with over 100,000 could be debated in Parliament.

An ePetition has been posted calling on government to give official support to the British Astronomical Association’s  Campaign for Dark Skies (CfDS), to grant the night sky the status of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and/or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and to support this status with a major energy efficiency strategy of re-configuring street lighting to protect the sky while meeting crime and safety objectives.

If you wish to support this petition the link is as follows – and please pass this on to your members:

The following societies have posted some useful information on Light Pollution and links to useful information resources:



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