Turn off the lights!

The last few nights, while waiting for the dog to finish his last bit of business before going to bed, I’ve been looking up into the sky, staring at the starts. They’re beautiful. I grew up in the SF Bay Area, and the only time I saw a true plethora of stars, I was camping.

Now that I live in Moscow, ID, I can see so much more, but still, when camping I can see even more.

Today on Wired, with the requisite Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference, this exact issue was discussed. There is even an organization (of probably 5 people), who seek to reduce light pollution. A laudable goal, I think. It would be pretty cool if a city kid (like I once was, and probably still am to some degree) could look at the stars like I can now.