Dark Sky Initiative

the Bright Solution to Light Pollution and Sleep Disruption

Hi. I’m Stargeezer Jack, A Starry-Sky,

Deep-Sleep, Stew-Stirring Kinda Guy!

Welcome to my rabble-rousing, ruckus-raising, evolving website. Please return often. ENGAGE…
Updated:  Friday, 08-28-15.

Ed Abbey: “You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.”

No one ever changed the rules by following them!  Think about that.

SLEEP-STARVED?  Toss ‘n turn?  Punch ‘n pound pillows all night? Crave deep sleep like a log, an old dog, a baby?  Out like a light?

Like an old dog! Rafa Rivas

Sleep like an old dog  RRivas

Like a baby!

Z-z-z-zleep like a baby!

Out like a light!M. Echevarria

Out like a light!   M Echevarria



My Dark Sky Pledge

I pledge devotion to the stars of the majestic Milky Way Galaxy, and to a dark night sky in which they shine; one cosmos, over-head, clearly visible, with liberty from light, granting deep sleep for all.

Milky Way. Terrence Dickinson

Milky Way.     T. Dickinson

STAR-STARVED? Has your Milky Way vanished from view, lost in the glare and glow of excessive light at night? More than 75% of humans have never seen the Milky Way!


My Dark Sky Initiative, telescoped and magnified:

Two Intrusions:  Sleep Disruption, Light Pollution.

One Solution.  Moonlight Revolution.  NLO!  Make It So!

NLO, Nature’s Lighting Ordinance. Before the Industrial Revolution humans survived ‘n thrived–surthrived– with Nature’s Lights Only: moonlight, starlight, auroral light, fire…  Nature, including us, is remarkably clever. But before our curiosity ‘n cleverness do us in, let’s consider combining our’s with Nature’s to create a peerless lighting philosophy that respects all who live within, upon, above, around, beyond Earth.

MOONLIGHT REVOLUTION: My solution, which is NOT lunacy, inspires and instructs people to

1. adopt NLO and incite a MOONLIGHT REVOLUTION

2. make most nighttime lights mimic the brightness of the Full Moon or dimmer

3. use warm, appropriate color (amber) lights (540 nm or greater) and temperature (2000K or less)

4. direct most lights down, to see what’s up!

How much light does the full moon spray on your neighborhood?  Weather permitting, witness NLO in action during August’s full moon, Aug. 28th – 30th.  Imagine your community bathed in Nature’s light – full moonlight – not the pervasive, excessively bright LIGHT BOMBS that steal starlight and sleep.


Is this what we astronomers and stargazers have become?

Is this what we astronomers and stargazers have become?

We must find better creative solutions to light pollution than those currently promoted by the main$tream dark sky orgs and astronomy magazines. A few people are seeking better resolutions.  Are you?

If you can imagine change, you can MAKE IT SO!

YOU have the power to rescue ‘n restore deep sleep and starry nights!  Please use It!


My story, Cygnus the Swan Saves the Milky Way, explains how.  Science is powerful, but stories stir the stew and are primordial, fundamental, radical.

Let Cygnus show you the way. Below is a summary of Cygnus’s story OR  jump to her story, here.

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Cygnus soars!

OCTOBER.  Cygnus and her family of trumpeter swans sail south for the winter, suffering a near-death experience. Cygnus is rescued by children, enters a deep sleep, and has a life-altering dream. She shares it with the children, who are wiled and beguiled by its message.

full moon reflectionThe children create a campaign to incite a Moonlight Revolution (MR) and adopt NLO, Nature’s Lighting Ordinance. It goes viral, despite relentless attacks and attempts by the Powers-That-Be to stop it.

NLO and the MR - the solution to sleep disruption and light pollution – succeed and prevail.  Cygnus awakes months later to a dramatically darker night sky and regains her flying ability by soaring safely inside a large coliseum, then outdoors.

SleepingBabyHer family returns from their winter sanctuary.

Together they fly north, joyfully trumpeting dark, starry skies, enabling people to sleep like a baby, out like a light, off to the land of winkin’, blinkin’, and nod…

Send a friend my website and encourage them to adopt NLO.

Jump to Cygnus’s story, here.

My new website, titled EARTH ACHES! is here.


Get my FREE Star Wheel. Click to enlarge.     G. V.

Get my FREE Star Wheel. Click to enlarge. G. V.

Get my one-of-a-kind, SKY LIGHTS  Star Wheel  FREE  here.

Please read, sign, and share, from favored writer, Derrick Jensen’s, website.  And a recent essay by Derrick defining the essence of our dilemma is here.

You’ll choke (YIKES!) reading all my website at once.  I can’t do the Heimlich maneuver from afar, so please read a little each day.

What’s next?  NLO – Nature’s Lighting Ordinance.