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Tuesday
May262009

Milky Way Rising

This is great footage of the Milky Way rising over a Texas Star party.  This is a sight a lot of us city dwellers cannot see because of the lights.  Light pollution has changed the night times of millions of people worldwide.  Human beings need the night, and we have always adored and followed the stars, placing our concerns and aspirations as well as our fears in the night sky.  Many towns and municipalities are beginning to switch to less invasive lighting that lessens the amount of light going skyward.  There are several advocacy groups working around the globe to convince cities to curb their lighting, use less intrusive lamps, and designate light-free zones in parks so stargazers can savor the wonder of the night sky.

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.