Category Archives: Light Pollution

Waiting for Goddess

She took her time. But it was worth the wait. We had sat and watched the NASA feed from Hawaii and were resigned to calling that our transit. Outside the clouds twisted and danced, taunting us with the reflected orange … Continue reading

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Under a Devon Sky

My job has many perks. It also has it’s fair share of sweat, blood and tears. But last week it provided an opportunity. On the face of it being trapped in a boat on the Devon coast with 35 teenagers … Continue reading

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In search of a dark sky

The strong smell of European cigarettes once again fills the air around me. It’s a warning and I know that it’s time to pop into the kitchen and put the kettle on. The sky disappears. My neighbour has reached the … Continue reading

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The Sodium Glow of Debate

Everywhere I look there is a glow. I wish it was the Milky Way. Stronger at the horizon, but still reaching the zenith over my head. I wish it was moonlight. It’s orange, occasionally white and sometimes it brightens suddenly … Continue reading

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