SpaceEx Starlink, Amazon Kuipid, Iridium, OneWeb, Globalstar and others
Dear amateurs of astronomy. We are several million around our planet. If your observations suffer from light pollution, just wait what is coming. Are you, like our friends the professional astronomers, worried about the deployments of more than 50 000 satellites in low orbit? This deployment have already started by companies like SpaceEx Starlink, Amazon Kuipid, OneWeb, Globalstar etc. Isn't it already irritating having our observations and photos of the sky deteriorated by light pollution? With these >50 000 (!) satellites for fast Internet communications our observations will be severely compromised, perhaps even impossible. Please sign this petition and share it. Our cousins in the The International Astronomical Union (for professional astronomers) have already protested against these projects (albeit very humbly ) https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann19035/ And now it's our time to stop this folly.
Posted: 12 November 2019 (Updated: 5 February 2020)