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Where Darkness Is Rare, Light Is Pollution

Victoria Wicks

To see the stars, you must find the dark. And because it's rare to find darkness these days, human-made light is considered to be pollution. This weekend in Rapid City, as part of this year's Earth Day celebration, people gathered at Main Street Square to learn more about it. They saw captive owls and talked with astronomers, the creatures who work by night.

Credit Victoria Wicks
Richard Walker assists a young woman to see Jupiter and three of its moons through a telescope.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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