To create an international centerpiece for inspiring future scientists and people of all ages to understand how important dark skies are for the well-being of humans, plants, and animals, and for opening a window to the observable universe.

Less than 100 years ago, everyone could look up and see a spectacular starry night sky. Today, 80 percent of people can no longer see the Milky Way from where they live.

But light pollution isn’t just erasing our view of the Universe. It’s also having a terrible impact our environment, safety, wildlife, and human health.