Radio Show: Battle for the Night Sky

Written by The Night Sky Guy on August 19, 2009 – 11:27 am -

Did you know that two-thirds of the world’s  population can’t see the Milky Way from where they live?Coming up on my next CBC Radio One column today (Wednesday) we chat about the bane of all astronomers – light pollution and the fading beauty of the Milky Way.  Find out how both amateur and  pro stargazers are waging a battle to save the starry skies and get some tips on what you can do too. 

Tune in to the drive-home show between 3 pm and 6 pm on your city’s local CBC Radio One station.

For more info on light pollution check out these links..

Latest Canadian efforts by RASC Light Pollution Abatement program
Research study that assesses how bad light pollution is around the world.
International Dark Sky Association offers great info, internatinoal efforts, and tips.
NASA story on the fading Milky Way, and  beginner’s guide entitled A Milky Way Primer
check out an article I wrote about Quebec creating a new Dark Sky Preserve

 


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