MOONLIGHT REVOLUTION

THE MOON’S THE TUNE!   Estimated reading time: 4 mins.

Scroll and Enjoy Debussy’s Clair de Lune (Moonlight)

Who’s afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf — the dark?  
Sadly, most of us.  But before birth we all lived in darkness,
not learning to fear it – and wolves – until after birth.

We should celebrate darkness, not fear it.
A starry night sky can show us how.
But first we must eliminate lights that desecrate nights!

How?  The Moon’s the Tune.  Selene, Cynthia, Luna, Diana…
We humans are attuned to the full moon’s sublime glow.
But few of us know Her faces, phases.

We’ve lost our link to Her and the Cosmos,
and forgotten Thoreau’s thoughts:
“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”

‘Tis time to renew our bond with Nature.
To let starry nights heal our pain.

The moon lights our nights. But we rarely notice.
So, weather permitting, on nights when the full moon shines,
(6-27-2018) look up and soak in its silvery sorcery.  THEN…

Fight the light that kills the night!
Organize  Rise  Rebel  Revolt  Deny and Defy  BIG LIGHT!

Night needs light like people need food.
A little food sustains us.   A little light maintains our safety.
Too much food fattens us.   Too much light pollutes night.

Junk food sickens, poisons us. Junk light taints the sky
and paints the night white, desecrating starlight.

People are awakening and replacing BIG FOOD’s
fake and phony fare with local, organic, chemical-free food.

‘Tis time to awaken, to replace BIG LIGHT’s bright, blue,
blazing lights, with Nature’s Lighting Ordinance, NLO!

WE MUST:
1. Make most lights equal to or dimmer than the full moon.

2. Use amber-hued LEDs, not bright, blue-rich ones.   OR…
Hey, you!   Get a clue!   Take my cue!   Subdue blue!  OR…
Get Science-y: Use lights 540nm or more and 2000K or less.

3. Aim lights down to see what’s up — STARLIGHT!

Bright lights glare?   That’s not fair!   Dare to care!

Learn how to press forward with all possible dispatch…

MY SPIEL AND APPEAL:


What’s the single most dangerous threat to astronomy?

LIGHT POLLUTION!   A disastrous disease!

But most astronomers treat the symptoms, not the disease,
mistakenly hoping for a cure they’ll never secure or ensure. So…

I’m seeking a few tenacious astronomers / nonastronomers with an uncompromising, RADICAL zeal, resolved to
seal a deal to restore dark skies.

RADICAL: to recognize the root or essence of a problem and strive to solve it.

The Problem — LIGHT!
Too much.  Too bright.  Wrong color.  Wrong temperature.

Past attempts to lessen light pollution using lighting law
schemes, memes, and dreams — EPIC FAILS!!

Meanwhile, the glare and glow of light pollution magnifies.

To eliminate lights that desecrate nights we must think and
act outside our comfort zones, outside our telescope tubes
and observatories, beyond the borders and boundaries of
our buttoned-down, stiff-necked, old-hat wisdom(?).

We must get RADICAL: create, debate, instigate, orchestrate,
educate, demonstrate, agitate for an attainable, viable,
functional, uncompromising solution to light pollution.

Light Pollution.   One Solution.   Moonlight Revolution.

NLO!   MAKE IT SO!


I’m too old, too tired, too sick, and too sore
to fight a perpetual light war, anymore.
‘Tis time to pass my passion and action on to a future
light blight fighter — but privately, not publicly.

CURIOUS?    SERIOUS?

Are you curious and serious about starry skies?
Then please reflect on my spiel ‘n appeal over a quiet meal, and if you are truly curious, serious, or FURIOUS about light blight and focused on DOING something about dark skies, please contact me.