“Everybody should have the right to see the
stars through an unpolluted night sky. Looking at the stars makes you feel
connected to each other, we are all part of the immense cosmos. This is the
communal and universal heritage I strive for. Seeing Stars is an important step
- Kathleen Ferrier, Chairperson of the Netherlands Commission for
“Everyone is now in their own little bubble, disconnected from each other. I realised that every night, there is an amazing light performance hidden up high in our sky. What if we switch off all the lights in a city, so we can enjoy the stars together? Seeing Stars brings back the stars in your street. The stars are only one switch away.” - Daan Roosegaarde, artist.
Seeing Stars is a collaboration between the residents, government, and businesses of Franeker, Unesco Netherlands and Studio Roosegaarde to switch off all non-essential household lights, billboards, and street lights.
By removing this light pollution on a city-wide scale,
Seeing Stars enables everyone to reconnect with the universe and experience the
magic of starlight again. Public safety is ensured in close collaboration with
the local government.
Seeing Stars begins in Franeker and aims to travel to cities such as Leiden, Sydney, Venice, Stockholm, and Reykjavik.
“我很自豪能关掉我们城市的所有灯，看到星星，感受彼此之间的联系。”- Marga Waanders，Franeker Unesco 市长。
“I am so proud to switch off all the lights in our city, to see the stars and feel connected with each other.” - Marga Waanders, mayor of Franeker.
之前一些组织Nacht van het Wad、Earth Hour、Nacht van de Nacht 和国际黑暗天空协会也都倡导黑暗时刻可以增加人类的福祉。Seeing Stars 是这场运动的一部分，它是一场激进的首映式，专注于在你的城市中观赏星星。
Nacht van het Wad, Earth Hour, Nacht van de Nacht, and the International Dark-Sky Association have all previously advocated moments of darkness to increase human and animal well-being. Seeing Stars is part of this movement and acts as a radical premiere which is focussed on viewing the stars in your city.