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Global Astronomy Month

You needn’t be an astronomer to know that city stargazing is lousy,
thanks to everything from street lamps to round-the-clock office bulbs
streaming illumination upward. But surging light pollution is making it
harder for even country mice to find a clear sky (and Orion’s Belt). In
the U.S., 95% of people live in an area with double the natural level of
outdoor light. To combat such pollution (which produces 66 million
metric tons of carbon dioxide annually — the equivalent of 9.5 million
cars), Astronomers Without Borders is organizing local gatherings to get
folks to flip off the porch lights and break out their telescopes.

FRI, APRIL 01

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Global Astronomy Month

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