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Artificial light at night environmental impact, Dark sky places preservation

Speaker: Dr Chris Baddiley

We are aware of the effect of increasing loss of visibility of stars in the night sky from light pollution. Many people, particularly the younger generation, have never seen the Glory of the Milky Way, which is our heritage. This presentation will cover the effects of artificial light at night (ALAN) on the natural environment. Topics will include the impact from LED outside light energy wastage, lobbying organizations, dark sky reserves, dark sky tourism, research from the ground and satellites, modelling, lighting industry approaches to tackle the problem, and the introduction of national laws.

IOP South Central Branch supports Bournemouth Natural Science Society, IOP Members can join the talk via zoom for free.