In common with many cities around the world, Cork has a light pollution campaign pressing for more efficient and less wasteful lighting to mitigate the pollution of our skies by excessive light. As an astronomy club, it’s easy to see why this is an issue for us – but light pollution goes far beyond nice-to-have dark skies. Light pollution also affects the health of humans and wildlife, wastes energy, and where that energy is produced by fossil fuels, contributes to climate disruption.
The Cork Sky Friendly Campaign was inaugurated in the spring of 2017, and Cork Astronomy Club is proud to have played a leading role in setting it up. The campaign is also supported by Cork Environmental Forum, Cork Nature Network, Cork Green Party, and the Bere Islands Projects. We encourage our members and others to get involved and support the campaign. To find out how to do this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 087-1321368 (Doroteja)