n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Light pollution campaign in Betty's Bay pays off : news note

Volume 67, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



A unique feature of this serene seaside resort across False Bay from Cape Town, is the total absence of street lights, even in this day and age of high crime - which again proves the false sense of security that people perceive to be given by bright lights. What makes Betty's even more remarkable, particularly for lovers of the dark sky, is that the community is determined to keep it like this, instead of giving in to pressure from people who demand street lights.

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