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STAR SAVERS December Newsletter

Updated: Feb 28


The Pleiades/Subaru/Seven Sisters star cluster resembles the shape of a Christmas tree! See if you can spot it in the summer sky. Photographed from the Ningana Imaging Observatory in Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary- a recently awarded Dark Sky Sanctuary. Image credit: @rafalafel_


Dear readers,

Greetings and welcome to our second STAR SAVERS edition, the newsletter by the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance. STAR SAVERS aims to illuminate the efforts and endeavors across the region in battling light pollution, elevating awareness, and nurturing a legacy of star-filled skies. As we approach the year's end, we celebrate these achievements and look ahead to the future.


Thank you for being an integral part of this journey toward preserving our dark skies.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the upcoming year!


In this edition, we take a look at:


  • Youth Ambassador Submission deadline

  • The Effect of Global Celebrations on Light Pollution

  • The Effect of Urban Lighting on Perceptions of Safety for Women & Girls in Melbourne, Australia

  • New developments in lighting policy

  • The campaign to protect Phillip Island's Shearwaters

  • Astrotourism in regional WA

  • Establishing a Dark Sky place and quality testing



We would love to hear from you and learn more about the initiatives taken by communities, businesses, and government bodies in our quest to protect our celestial wonders.


To contribute articles, photos, and information for our next edition, scheduled for release on March 8th, please contact outreach@ausdarksky.org by March 1st. Additionally, we offer a Dark Sky Events and Activities Calendar where you can add your upcoming events dedicated to preserving our dark skies.


Together, let's continue to cherish and safeguard the splendor of our starry nightscape for generations to come.


Happy Holidays!


Marnie Ogg

Director of Outreach
























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