Dark Skies – Saving the Nighttime Environment on Jan. 6

Look up – can you see many stars? Can you even see the Milky Way?

On January 6, PWCAs 1st Thursday Speaker Series features Milt Roney of the International Dark Skies Association, who will present information on Saving the Nighttime Environment… 7:30 pm at Bull Run Unitarian Church, 9350 Main Street, Manassas.

If someone smeared red paint across the Mona Lisa, there’s be an immediate response. The canvas of our night sky has been marred by urban light pollution, but the process was so gradual we hardly squawked.

Light by light, we are losing the night sky that is the source of inspiration, comfort and constancy to people throughout the world. The night sky is a national treasure that is now getting national attention.

This talk describes the components of light pollution – light trespass, glare, and sky glow – and the many ways they affect us. Bring your ideas and questions for a discussion about what can be done locally and nationally.

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1 comment so far

  1. Chris on

    Kim,
    Thanks for posting this information. I hope those that have spoken out at Citizens’ Time in the past when light pollution issues have come up in the county will attend this meeting. Light pollution is a problem and one that’s often overlooked. I love going to WVa. where my dad is from because the stars are amazingly bright and bigger than around here. We sit outside for hours watching the many shooting stars and the dark skies. The area I visit is in Pendleton Co., WVa. Seneca Rocks and Spruce Knob one of the darkest spots on the eastern seabord. It’s very telling of the pollution due to urban living when go just a couple of hours west. It’s ashame.


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