The need-less campaign reduces light pollution through a variety of innovative media. Visit the need-less site for more outstanding concepts, including posters and photography.
Tour the galaxy through the WorldWide Telescope project.
IDA Board member Debra Norvil provides an interview for WTTW.
August 24, 2010 Some Chicago envrionmentalists want to turn down the external lights at night so that we can see something we haven't seen in years—the stars. We show you how they say it can happen. © WTTW
Maine Watch with Jennifer Brooks, MPBN Television, 03 April, 2009 (26:45) IDA Maine Section Leader Martha Sheils and member Robert Burgess were interviewed in depth on Maine Public Broadcast TV in an extended segment on light pollution.
Midnight Movie: Does Las Vegas Care about their Light Pollution? KCET's 'Social Connected' asks Dan Duriscoe about Las Vegas lights in Death Valley, NV (10 March, 2009)
Light Pollution produced by Vail Plum TV, Narrated by IDA Colorado Section Leader Dr. Robert Stence
Measuring Light Pollution in Skies Around Boston - WBZ TV Boston, Reported by Mish Michaels, 31 October, 2008 (2:26) IDA member Bernie Kosicki of Acton, MA, USA and board member Kelly Beatty offer their insights on light pollution in a local news segment.
Dark Sky - VVHTV (14 March, 2008) 30 minute documentary style production featuring Susan Harder, Section leader of IDA New York
News Clips on Light Pollution
Op-Ed: In the Dark by Ian Cheney and Emily Bolevice, The New York Times, 19 November, 2008.
How We Do It: Energy Conservation through More Efficient Public Lighting Europarltv's Your Voice, Sweden and the Czech Republic are pioneering schemes for more energy-saving lights on the motorway and in public hearings. 28 October, 2008
City Lights Cancel Out the Stars The Wall Street Journal, Video narrated by columnist Robert Lee Hotz
Fines Aim to Clean Light Pollution from Night Sky - KOB TV New Mexico 03 April, 2009 (2:09) New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation giving the Night Sky Protection Act some new teeth--in the form of fines for people who violate it. Read the Act >>
Outside In by SV2 Studios
KOLD News 13 Go Green
Geoffrey Notkin from the Science Channel's "Meteorite Men" speaks on the importance of dark skies.
Light Pollution and Night Sky Quality (3:55) IDA member Francesco Giubbilini illustrates limiting magnitude classifications in a short, easy to understand slideshow.
Fundamentals of Better Lighting from Dark Skies Northwest
Sidewalk Astronomy & Light Pollution from starwalk33 Produced by IDA Chicago
Aktion «Licht aus» - Lichtverschmutzung from Jetdroid. Produced by Dark Sky Switzerland
Accendiamo le stelle! (Let's light up the stars) an experiment of light shields by frazube (in Italian with English subtitles)
Light Pollution: The Problem... from pjholl
light pollution - full quality from ArtOtaku
Light Pollution from meskigirly
Light Pollution - Effecting the Night Sky from tessalia87
Ant: Light Pollution from pinkyshow
Light Pollution - bleah! from kwakhed23
Wasteful Lighting from LightingPolice
Retro Video by IDA
Protecting the Night (10:32) Produced by IDA Staff, Narrated by Jay Shadler
American Public Media
National Public Radio (NPR)
Marketplace National Public Radio (NPR): (20 June, 2008)
IDA Technical Advisor Pete Strasser discusses light pollution problems and solutions on National Public Radio with Here & Now host Robin Young.
Other Radio Stations
Pete Strasser discusses good lighting, good neighbors, and good ecological practices in an hour-long interview with Krys Boyd.
IDA's Pete Strasser discusses quality lighting on WNYC Radio.
Distillations Chemical Heritage Foundation: Radio Show (13 June, 2008)
Segment shines the light on skyglow from HPS and LPS luminaires.
365 Days of Astronomy Podcasts
Astronomy Magazine: Podcast Interview (16 August, 2007)
Former IDA Board President Bob Gent discusses how to fight light pollution at home.
Sky Glow and the Missing Milky Way: Darkness with Audrey Fischer (13:00)by "The Little Green People Show" in affiliation with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Chicago Academy of Sciences
Featured: Paul Bogard's "Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark" 2008 University of Nevada Press
"There Once Was A Sky Full of Stars" by Bob Crelin and illustrated by Amie Ziner, 2007 Sky Publishing
"At Day's Close: Night in Times Past" by A. Roger Ekirch, 2006 W. W. Norton
"Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark" by Christopher Dewdney, 2005 Bloomsbury USA. Read the review in Nightscape Issue 68/69. (Must be a member and logged in to view this).
"Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting" edited by C. Rich & T. Longcore, 2005 Island Press.
"The Outermost House; A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod" by Henry Beston, 2003 Holt Paperbacks. Read the IDA review in Nightscape Issue 70. (Must be a member and logged in to view this).
"Light Pollution: Responses and Remedies" by Bob Mizon, 2001 Springer.
Also visit the IDA Reports & Studies page if you are interested in more scientific literature.
Das Ende Der Nacht (The End of Night)
by Thomas Posch, Anja Freyhoff, Thomas UhlmannThis book looks at the global consequences of light pollution. It is the first German language book summarizing the problematic aspects of artificial outdoor lights and how their nearly exponential increase has shaped the last century. Includes current information in an understandable format.
Read more in German >>