The skies over Toronto are far from pristine. Lights from buildings, houses, cars and roads light the sky from below. Far from the city you would be able to see thousands of stars without a telescope. In the city only a few stars are visible. The loss of the natural wonders of the universe for most people in developed areas is saddening, but there are many more reasons why we should work on reducing light pollution:
Here are some ways you can experiment with lowering your own light pollution contribution:
The RASC plays an active role in creating awareness of light pollution and ways to reduce it. Our light pollution committee is involved in developing policies with local government.