NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Dark Sky video series

Video series on dark sky and light pollution

Good lighting promotes reduced energy waste and provides environmental, health and economic benefits to communities and ecosystems.

The below videos highlight the importance of protecting the night sky from light pollution, and how this will benefit astronomy, birds and animals, ecosystems, and human health.

Dark sky - Light pollution and you

Life on Earth evolved 3.6 billion years ago. This video [2:17] looks at the implication of introducing light in to our environment over the last 200 years.

Video transcript 'Dark Sky – Light pollution and you'.

Dr. Maya Babu – Blue light and your eyes

In this video [0:54] Dr. Maya Babu explains how exposure to blue light from things like television, computers and phone screens around bedtime can make it more difficult to get a good night sleep.

Video transcript 'Dr. Maya Babu – Blue light and your eyes'.

Wayne Wescott – Sea turtles and light

Light pollution affects more than just land animals. In this video [1:07] learn the importance of managing the impact of light on our precious sea turtle population as our cities grow.

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Dr. Theresa Jones – Sleep cycles in animals

Animals have a body clock just like us. In this video [0:53] Dr. Theresa Jones tells us how light pollution can make it difficult for animals to sleep when they need to and why it's important we do what we can to reduce it.

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Dr. Andre Chiaradia – Light pollution and seabirds

In this video [0:52] learn how seabirds use light to navigate and how light pollution at night can lead them to areas they don't want to go.

Page last updated: 01/03/2023