Have you ever wondered where all the stars have gone? Milky Way galaxy is just a name in the textbooks, students donít even realize that its out there to be seen with naked eyes.

Image showing night sky illumination across the Globe

Save night skies of India

Light Pollution : Illumination of the night sky by electric lights, as in an urban area, that interferes with astronomical observation.

Artificial light is essential in our modern society. It has many uses including illumination of streets, roads and hazardous areas; for security lighting; to increase the hours of usage for outdoor sports and recreation facilities, to enhance the appearance of buildings at night. The increased use of lighting, however, can cause problems. Light in the wrong place at the wrong time can be intrusive.

PROJECT DARK SKIES is an initiative by SPACE to bring back the charm of unpolluted star filled skies back to present generation. It is a dedicated campaign for better use of lighting/lighting fixtures and other illumination devices used in our day to day lives, which will lead to efficient use of electricity and saving of electrical energy which eventually lead to less load on our natural fuel reserves.

Great Indian Star Count (GISC) is a citizen science project that urges students and public to count the stars in their location to estimate light pollution.