Light Pollution is Bad for All
Fri 25 June, 2021 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
Live & Virtual: Light Pollution is Bad for All
Astronomers are aware of the difficulties that light pollution can pose for the pursuit of their activities. However, there is increasing evidence of much broader impacts on our health and environment that bring much wider interests to bear. Artificial light offers many benefits, but needs to be the right light at the right times and in the right places. Getting this wrong is bad for human health (mental and physical) and harmful to many forms of wildlife. More lighting doesn’t always mean more security and our communities lose contact with the pleasures of the night sky. Reducing energy wasted on unnecessary artificial lighting can also contribute to climate change targets, and save costs.
Bob Mizon, UK Coordinator of the Commission for Dark Skies; Dr Bob Fosbury, Astronomer Emeritus, ESO, and Hon. Prof., UCL Inst. Ophthalmology; Sophie Spencer, Director, CPRE Avon and Bristol; Charles Draper, Chairman of Bath and Surrounds Starlit Skies
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