How to Enact a Lighting Ordinance

A picture of the word "ordinance" in the dictionary.

By  Guest Writer Bob Gent Many of us are aware of the serious problems from light pollution. Blinding glare is a safety problem, light in your bedroom window disrupts sleep, bright lights disorient wildlife, there… Read more

How to Do Your Own Lights Out Challenge

The Mackinac Bridge at twilight with colored lights that are reflecting in the water.

By Mary Stewart Adams “If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record.” Every year in August, the Perseid Meteor Shower comes to its peak of activity, and all over Northern… Read more

How To Start A Local Dark Skies Group

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By Ed Stewart, Dark Skies, Inc., of the Wet Mountain Valley The 2015 designation of the adjacent Colorado towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff as an International Dark Sky Community is the direct result of an active… Read more

May the Darkest Towns Win!

Logo for Lights Out challenge.

Lights are going out in Northern Michigan. On August 11, two competitions will pit neighboring towns in Emmet County against one another in the annual Lights Outs Challenge! From 10:30-11:30 p.m., residents, businesses and visitors… Read more