Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event. In explaining why she started the week, Barlow said,
“I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future. … I want to help preserve its wonder.”
International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it.
For more information: http://darksky.org/dark-sky-week-2017/