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Are the stars out tonight? is a wonderful story map exploring the issue of light pollution. This resource was created by Brendan Conway, a geography teacher at Notre Dame School in Cobham, UK, who opens this piece by pointing out that the lyrics to the 1934 song "I Only Have Eyes For You" (from which this story map gets its title) could very well be about light pollution. Conway goes on to explain the different types of light pollution and its impacts on humans as well as on the environment, incorporating relevant historical tidbits along the way. He then presents "dark sky places" as an antidote to light pollution, taking viewers on a global tour of designated dark sky places via an interactive map that incorporates recognized designations from the International Dark-Sky Association and the IUCN Dark Sky Advisory Group. This richly detailed story map is full of beautiful images (and thus occasionally requires time to load) and also includes links to additional information throughout. A full list of sources is also included at the end.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-09-07
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0907

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