Celebrate 2016 International Dark Sky Week 4-10 April
International Dark Sky Week was created by a high school student in 2003 as a way to draw attention to the problems associated with light pollution and to promote simple solutions to lessen its effects. It is now a celebrated event each April, coinciding with Earth Day and Global Astronomy Month, and will take place 4–10 April this year.
The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) leads the charge for Dark Sky Week and has a wealth of information and resources available online about light pollution and what you can do to help. IDA, with Loch Ness Productions, also created a six-minute video for planetarium or flat-screen formats called "Losing the Dark." The video, included below, is available to download and share for free in 15 languages.