Light Pollution Committee

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » October 3rd, 2015, 9:39 pm

The next Committee meeting is Monday 12 October, 6:15pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. At this meeting we will discuss ways to promote the new Dark Sky Award, and possible recipients of the third Good Lighting Award.

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » January 4th, 2016, 3:19 pm

The next Committee meeting is 11 January, 6:15pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. At this meeting it will be officially announced that Louisiana made it into GLOBE at Night's Over 100 Club. Participants will also discuss the additional lighting at the Burbank Soccer Complex, and BRAS' upcoming presentation to the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civics Associations.

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » April 4th, 2016, 5:10 pm

The next Committee meeting is 11 April, 6:15pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. At this meeting the results of Wally Pursell's meeting with BREC's Geaux Green Committee will be discussed.

During this 11 April meeting, BRAS members and members of the public will be able to purchase if desired a raffle ticket for the International Astronomy Day drawing on 14 May. First prize is an Orion 40th Anniversary Skyquest XT8 Dobsonian Telescope (retail value $499.99). The tickets are five dollars each and the purchaser must be over eighteen. The purchaser need not be present on 14 May to win a prize.

About the Geaux Green Commitee:
http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/page/2910

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » July 11th, 2016, 5:42 pm

The next Committee meeting is tonight, 6:15pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. Several points will be discussed, including...
*formalizing the meeting minutes
*making available online those same minutes
*formalizing the relationship between the LPC, which is seeking to eradicate light pollution for the hobby and science of astronomy, and other local organizations that may seek to eradicate light pollution for other reasons (such as human health, the behavior of nocturnal animals, safe driving for all but especially older people, and savings of public money).

Another point of discussion will be the upcoming Friday night lecture "200--The Natural Sky Goal". Several of the aforementioned organizations will be invited to this lecture, which is mainly to promote more GLOBE at Night measurements in order to reach BRAS' unofficial Louisiana goal of 200 before 1 January. This lecture will occur at the Highland Road Park Observatory, 7:30pm this Friday. The lecture is aimed toward a general adult audience and has no admission fee.

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » July 26th, 2016, 5:53 pm

The LPC usually meets the second Monday of the month from 6:15pm to 7pm, before the BRAS public meeting. However, since the August BRAS public meeting takes place off site, the Committee Chairman has set a double-length meeting for August. The meeting will be Monday 8 August from 7pm to 8:30pm.

This meeting will…
*introduce the general public to the LPC
*explain the LPC’s benefit to amateur astronomers, nature lovers, homeowners and taxpayers
*summarize the accomplishments of BRAS in this endeavor (including listing those entities with which BRAS has communicated)
*instruct those interested in seeing as much of the Perseid Meteor Shower as possible what steps to take to maximize their view of that celestial event.

Space is right overhead—double stars, nebulae, the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies. We can see it if we let it through.

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » August 26th, 2016, 2:10 pm

The August Committee meeting went well, with visits from the public and an employee of the Atchafalaya Trace Commission. Decisions were made to...
--approach the St. Gabriel City Council for our next request for capped streetlamps
--follow up with the Denham Springs city government
--offer education skygazes for local civic and homeowners associations

The next meeting of the Light Pollution Committee will be Monday 12 September at 6:15pm at HRPO. As usual the public is very much encouraged to attend.

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » September 12th, 2016, 5:47 pm

Please don't forget the Light Pollution Committee meeting tonight. As one might expect, it will basically be a rehash of the previous meeting as all schedules were ripped to heck by the Great Flood. However, there are still good plans in the works--come listen!

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » September 27th, 2016, 3:59 pm

The next Light Pollution Commitee meeting will be on Monday 10 October at 6:15pm. Please bring anyone interested in bringing back to Baton Rouge a view of the Milky Way Galaxy.

There Once was a Sky Full of Stars is a beautiful picture book illustrating our current problem. The text is by Bob Crelin and the artwork is by Amie Ziner. During the next Committee meeting we'll discuss the possibility of donating copies to local library systems.

About the book:
http://www.bobcrelin.com/author.html

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Christopher K. » November 12th, 2016, 7:41 pm

The next Light Pollution Commitee meeting will be on Monday 14 November at 6:15pm. Please bring anyone interested in bringing back to Baton Rouge a view of the Milky Way Galaxy. An Anniversary Party for BRAS will take place immediately after the Committe Meeting.

This also will be the night of the so-called Supermoon.

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Re: Light Pollution Committee

Post by Frederick » February 3rd, 2017, 3:16 am

I think this Committee does a big and important work! thanks for sharing this information!

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