I bought my house because I had what I thought would be a great planetarium in my front yard. Yes, I was getting a bit of light pollution but not enough to disuade me from purchasing a very nice reflector telescope. This was in 2001. I have had to give my telescope to my sister who lives further out of town and subsequently in the suburb setting of her home they are getting light pollution. My city of Jacksonville, FL has installed lighting I am not fully happy with recently. To see the dark sky I have to visit my sister in upstate New York. This is an important article about vanishing dark places. Thank you.