Planetariumshow Dark Side of Light

For several centuries, we have become accustomed to illuminating artificial light sources after dark and seeing them as natural. But it isn’t. Living organisms, both plants and animals, have adapted to the natural cycle of day and night for millions of years. Our biorhythms are based on sunrise and sunset. Artificially interrupting this cycle has serious consequences, not only for our health, but also for the environment and the economy. So why is increasing artificial lighting dangerous for us? Let’s look together at what is behind the term light pollution and what each of us can do about it.

The show “Dark Side of Light” is the result of an international project between seven European astronomy and planetarium institutions. The main goal of the show is to show that the phenomenon of light pollution really exists and how it affects not only us, but the entire ecosystem. Another aim of the project was to bring together people from different planetariums to share their knowledge and produce a modern full-dome show. The production of the show was co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and is therefore available free of charge to all interested planetariums.