It’s lights out time

Carol Redford out and about during National Science Week 2015.
Carol Redford out and about during National Science Week 2015.

This artificial light pollution reduces our ability to see the stars in our beautiful night sky.

It�s National Science Week and Stargazers Club WA has a special event focusing on light pollution.

This week I�m encouraging people to turn out the lights and save our stars. By turning out lights, it makes it easier to see the stars in our Milky Way Galaxy.

For everyone who participates, there will be a free stargazing night to see Saturn through telescopes, learn more about light pollution and meet members of local astronomy clubs.

The first thing to do is turn out some lights and go stargazing in your own back yard. You don�t even need a telescope.

Visit www.stargazersclubwa.com.au for stargazing tips and things to see in the night sky during National Science Week.

After you�ve been stargazing, register how many lights you turned out and you�ll receive the secret location of the free stargazing event. You will have done your part to reduce light pollution.

The secret free stargazing event is somewhere in Perth on Sunday, August 23, 6.30pm-8pm .