Ich mag die Aktion sehr – und vielleicht haben wir das hier ja bald mal so ähnlich, wenn auch unfreiwillig. Aber dann können wir auch von den Städten aus mal wieder viel besser die Sterne sehen. Wäre ja auch was.
Last night the city of Leiden was a remarkable experiment: Seeing Stars Leiden. In the wide vicinity of the Leiden Observatory, all the lights were turned off by thousands of citizens. Although it was cloudy, we suddenly saw Saturn and other stars in the historical streets of Leiden. It was so mysterious to walk with so many people in a dark city. As part of the Leiden European City of Science 2022 we brought back the stars to create a new sense of community.
At a time of biodiversity loss, climate crisis, and energy crisis (even the Eiffel Tower in Paris is being switched off) we show the beauty of less, together. All citizens, entrepreneurs and the government were involved in switching off the lights, which is extremely moving to see happening. We can reveal magic together. Join, share and let’s make this a global movement.