There are many methods of dark sky protection in Poland. Each one of us can join in the initiative in our own way by choosing one of the suggestions listed below. The suggestions are directed to both individuals and groups, regardless of their age, social position or legal status of the group.
1. Limit the amount of artificial light pollution in your environment – it is often worth starting your dark sky protection activities by taking care of “your own backyard”. Let’s check if by chance we are not using the wrong types of outside lighting, let’s decrease the amount of light unnecessarily emitted at night, let’s ask our neighbour to switch off unnecessary lighting of an empty driveway, or let’s talk with the local goverment about savings that could be made in the commune/city.


Chorzów, 22 October 2006
II Congress of Astronomical Organizations

Ministry of
Internal Affairs  
and Administration,
Ministry of Cultural and National Heritage,

Dear Sir/Madam,

The undersigned representatives of Polish astronomical societies,  non-governmental organizations of the Third Sector, state institutions, schools and university departments, students, professional astronomers, employees and owners of trade companies, publishing houses, theme circles and other legal and private entities, would like to make an appeal to the State Authorities of the Republic of Poland to consider a problem concerning the loss of a particularly important element of Polish national heritage: the dark sky in Poland.

Increasing problems with artificial light in Poland are becoming more and more troublesome, not only for city dwellers, but also for people living in smaller towns and villages.
The issue has been particularly important for dark sky and fauna observers, whose increasingly worrying information appear on different Internet forums, in specialist magazines, theme organizations, during various scientific events etc.

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