Light dims the stars;Talkback
One of the great ironies in modern education is that the Government which tells us that all children should be taught in a compulsory national curriculum about "the wider Universe" has done so little to remove light pollution from our night skies, and will not brand light a possible nuisance or pollutant.
Pretty patterns indeed for those aliens approaching Earth: a veil over the starry heavens for today's children, most of whom have never seen the Milky Way or most of the 3,000 stars enjoyed by their ancestors for the past 3 million years. Light pollution is the sad light show we all pay for.
Bob Mizon operates a schools' planetarium and is co-ordinator of the British Astronomical Association's Campaign for Dark Skies