Light Pollution Abatement

Light Pollution Abatement Committee and Mandate

The Light Pollution Abatement (LPA) Committee coordinates the RASC's efforts to raise awareness of and mitigate the detrimental effects of light pollution on human health, the environment, and the night sky. It does this by:

  • Maintaining extensive resources on light pollution abatement initiatives in Canada on Web-based media, including but not limited to the RASC website, Twitter, and Facebook;
  • Acting as the RASC's liaison with the International Dark Sky Association and other light pollution abatement groups around the world;
  • Administering the RASC's Dark-Sky Site program to recognize and promote initiatives that reduce light pollution across Canada;
  • Conducting research on light pollution's effects and mitigation methods; and
  • Encouraging the sharing of strategies and techniques to effectively engage individuals, companies, and municipalities in adopting effective measures to reduce light pollution.

For more information on the RASC's Dark-Sky Site Program, more resources on light pollution, or to get involved in light pollution abatement efforts, please refer to the links in the sidebar to the left.


To contact the Light Pollution Abatement Committee or for dark-sky enquiries, please click the button below.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 11:16am