Dedicated to the Milky Way in every backyard

Responsible lighting for the 285 Corridor

Protecting Our Night Skies

New Mexico is the home of enchanted skies. The dark brilliance of our night skies sets our land apart. Dark night skies are precious without being dear: the more who can enjoy them the greater their value to all who enjoy them.

Night skies do, however, need protection against careless lighting and wasteful lighting. Save The Night Sky 285! is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and – where necessary – restoring access to  our enchanted skies for all residents along the 285 corridor.

Responsible lighting for the 285 Corridor

We live on the earth, not in the sky. When we need light, it is only the ground around us – not the sky above us – that we must illuminate. Save The Night Sky 285! champions responsible lighting responsible lighting all along the 285 Corridor:

Light only where it is needed

Light only what is needed

Light only when it is needed

Light only how it is needed

“No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky”

Llewelyn Powys