I make astronomy videos that help viewers understand telescopes, and find things to see in the night sky. Light pollution blocks some of those objects (like galaxies). So astronomy and light pollution are intimately connected. But most people don't realize that light pollution may negatively affect them, via poor sleep and harm to health. Too much and the wrong kinds of light at night hurts sleep, and are also linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other health issues.
So I make videos on how to find/observe:
- The planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - I'd include Pluto, but it's REALLY faint!)
- Interesting features to see on the Moon, even with very small telescopes
- Nebulae, Star Clusters and Double stars
- Galaxies (these are hard to see so there's not many videos on them)
I do this for objects visible even through light pollution, while talking about ways to reduce the problem. Because it's not just about stars (you'll see what can be seen). It's also about YOUR sleep (and how to make it better). So you win in more ways than one - you get to learn about what you can find and see, and hopefully understand what you can do to create better light at night conditions that help sleep - and also help the stars too as a nice side benefit.
Your contribution helps me continue to make that connection and educate people about both.