Astronomer: Dark Skies Protect Health, Natural Resources – Transylvania County, NC
Last updated 11/23/2020 at 3:14pm
Astronomer and educator Stephen Martin talked about light pollution and the importance of dark skies at last week’s Transylvania Natural Resource Council meeting and made the case for why dark skies are not only important to preserve the region’s natural resources, but also to protect citizens’ health.
Martin said, as an astronomer and stargazer, many don’t realize that no matter where they live in the world, about half of the time the earth lives in darkness. Light pollution, he said, throws off the natural balance the natural world has between darkness and light, and has a signi...