A stargazer’s guide to managing light pollution

Photo taken in London, United Kingdom

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I AM a firm believer that you can stargaze anywhere. In fact, a few years ago, I wrote a book about stargazing from cities based on that very premise. My argument is that stargazing can sometimes be easier to do from urban areas, especially for people who are new to the pastime and want to learn their way around the night sky. In a dark sky filled with stars, you can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of them and can lose the patterns of the constellations.

Having said that, I am very concerned about light pollution, particularly after …

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