Are We Losing the Night Sky?

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As an astronomer, I have a vested interested in reducing light pollution as much as possible. The less light shining up into the sky, the less light reflects back down into my telescopes during my research nights. However, there are many more things that light pollution affects: animal migratory patterns, crop pollination, and human health. Check out the story from BBC News

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Are We Losing the Night Sky?
Victoria Gill
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Jesse is a passionate scientist, educator, and science communicator. As an assistant professor at York University in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, he teaches three classes: History of Astronomy, Introduction to Astronomy, and Exploring the Solar System. He frequently collaborates with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and lends his expert voice to the Ingenium Channel. Jesse is an astrophysicist, and his research explores how super massive black holes evolve through time. Whether in the classroom, through social media, or on TV, he encourages conversations about how science and society intersect, and why science is relevant in our daily lives.