Contribute to the Data for the Quality of our Night Sky where ever you are.
Welcome to DarkSky Victoria Australia
a chapter of the DarkSky International
What can you do locally towards reducing light pollution?
Dr Russell Cockman, Past President IDA Vic, has provided an excellent presentation for anyone who would like to learn more about why we need to reduce light pollution.
Globe at Night
Help to Chart how Light pollution changes over the years, your input is vital to collect as many readings as possible over a large area.
Every February you can make a contribution to our local Data. (or at other times of the Year as listed)
February 12–21, 2023 Orion and Canis Major
The main aim of IDAVic is to maintain the beauty of the night sky for generations to come and to support good lighting fixtures which are also environmentally friendly.
A current very important issue is that a number of Victorian Councils are upgrading to energy efficient lighting.
Melbourne ISS NASA 2013 8 15 This image was taken before 4000K LED lights were rolled out.
Melbourne at night taken by Jessica Meir ISS NASA 2020 2 7 shows 4000K LED installations in place. The above 2 images are on different scales.
IDA Vic support LED’s which are 3000K or less, preferably 2700K.
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