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View the Milky Way without light pollution this Thursday around Geneva

National News // Sept. 23, 2019

The lights will be going out across Geneva and neighbouring France later this week.

Pixabay View the Milky Way without light pollution this Thursday around Geneva

It’s an initiative by the Geneva Astronomical Society to highlight the problem of light pollution.

On Thursday several communes in Geneva, Vaud and France have agreed to switch off street lights.

Experts say artificial light means we miss the spectacle of the stars and disrupts wildlife as well as wasting electricity.

It’s hoped many will take the opportunity to look at the stars. This Thursday has been chosen as astronomers say it’s a perfect time to see the Milky Way at sunset.

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