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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Dark Sky Week

 


This is Dark Sky Week, and I’ve very happy memories of spending it over on the west coast where every night is Dark Sky night – and the Serengeti and the Himalayas were pretty astounding, too. Actually establishing a week for it would have seemed very odd to Hippolyta, whose outdoor activities at night would have been governed by moonlight and starlight much more than we ever see in our towns and cities today. We look up and pick out Orion’s Belt and say that we can see the stars, but there are just so many more to be seen when the background light is switched off.

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