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Skyward: April 2019 — 2 Comments

  1. Why are so few young people getting interested in astronomy nowadays? I can answer that question in 2 words: Light Pollution.

    It’s hard to spark an interest in the stars when you can’t see them. I grew up in the 1950s and 60s, and can remember lying out with my brother in our backyard – in the middle of a major urban area (!) – and looking up at the glorious Milky Way and what seemed a million stars overhead. We didn’t have a telescope; just a pair of binoculars that he handed back and forth.

    Today I live in suburban Baltimore, and the nighttime sky is a depressing battleship gray with a few bright stars visible – enough to make out the constellations, but that’s about it.

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