Mayo has a dark skies reserve in the nOrth West of teh Republic of Ireland. Heard a great talk from somebody from there in the beginnnig of teh year.
Bob - The APPG website doesn’t give much info. Have you heard of any developments from them?
THere have been som einteresting webinars on aborigine astronomy over the year.
from australia, like
but I think they're also being bothered by light pollution at teh moment
lack of efficiency in lighting usage. pollutio tends to denote wastage. saso what you are seeing is an excesss of light bieng used.
alsolack of understanding of optimal range frofor light, thinking that the more light the safer teh place. not thinking there is such a thing as excess.
Paul's Ted talk: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=paul+bogard+ted+talk+lighting&docid=608048360216332962&mid=2CD1B964D087F796B4122CD1B964D087F796B412&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
modern society celebrates people who are iconic, people they look up to, role models, famous in their field... and they call them 'stars' - these are the stars people understand because they see them on their screens and they can associate with them..... perhaps we need to rename some of our constellations so people can look up to them ?
Thanks Bob great talk - Dartmoor is still applying for Dark Skies status
we have grey long eared in Devon..... ... https://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/rare-bat-discovered-roosting-in-east-devon-1-4772609
I have glowworms near by dark back garden in Exeter.
Thanks Bob, I hadn’t seen the outcomes from consultation
what do you think of the dark sky meter app Bob - useful ?
How about the trend for all night garden lighting (I am not a fan!)?
thanks for your presentations Bob and Ivan - very informative. We have a challenge to get East Devon AONB off the bottom of that light pollution list LUC/CPRE ... something perhaps for us to bring to the attention of the new EDDC Climate Change Officer.
Brilliant discussion and thank you so much to the speakers.