Did you know that most people in the world can't see the Milky Way like those on Nantucket can?
The naturally dark, star-studded sky is a priceless gift of Nature. The National Park Service considers dark skies a natural resource, like clean air and clean water, that must be preserved for everyone. Yet today, because of light pollution, most American children have never even seen the Milky Way.
If we control light pollution on Nantucket, we can preserve the wonder and beauty of the stars for those who live and visit there to enjoy -- and for the Maria Mitchell Association to continue its important work.
Photo above by Henry Michaelis, https://www.henrymichaelisphotography.com