“The night sky has inspired our art and literature since early civilisation. Being cut off from that source by light pollution is to be deprived of something essential to our humanity.
Dark skies are increasingly rare: as the human population becomes more and more urbanised, man-made lights obscure our view of the stars and other celestial features
About two thirds of human population today live under light polluted skies, not dark enough to see the Milky Way… Watching the spectacular arch of the Milky Way rising over the horizon sounds like a scene of science fiction to many kids and young people raised in urban areas.”
Michelle Douglass - Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
Watercolour on paper (300g)