Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's Too Damn Bright in Here! Lecture on Light Pollution Tonight

So that we might feel safe, the heavens disappear.

The Chicago Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America is sponsoring a lecture tonight, February 19th, by Audrey Fischer, co-leader of the Chicago Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association: Light Pollution, The Significance of Dark Sky Compliance. Arrival 6:00 P.M., Presentation 6:30 - 8:30 P.M., at AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive. $20.00 for IES members, $30.00 non-members, $5 students. Information on-line. Register on-line.

1 comment:

audrey said...

It was a pleasure to meet all of you. I especially like your style of open group conservation that encourages ideas to flow.
Finding a workable solution to find a balance between the light pollution our citizens experience now, and where it could and needs to be, will take all the creativity, talent, and experience we can collectively put together. It is no small task. However, there are no small consequences if ignored.

I look forward and plan to view the IESSD webcast 3/11/09 with you. I am impressed and encouraged that you recognize the importance enough to view this as a group.

You may find these sources useful:
IDA web site:

Two articles published Jan'09 by Environmental Health Perspectives -research and news on the impact of the environment on human health:

Please feel free to keep in touch with me and IDA. We, of course, appreciate your support through membership. However, your greatest contribution is your unique ability to find & apply the solution.
Audrey Fischer,
IDA board member & Chicago co-leader
Chicago Astronomical Society board
Chicago Conservation Corps leader,
StarPals Young Astronomers Network