April 2021 Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday 7th of April at 7:30 pm

Where: Space Place / Carter Observatory. 40 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington
or join us via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/93729549795?pwd=SnJOTHZZYnZJVlo5TXAzZzU0QWxvQT09

What: One Dark-Sky, preserving the heritage! – Adela Devarajan

This month’s meeting will contain the following:

  • Night sky in April
  • Astronomy News
  • Main talk at 8:00 pm
Dark Sky Wellington
Photo: AndrewXu www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_xjy/16129455648/

April 5th to the 12th is International Dark Sky Week 2021

Adela Devarajan from the Wellington Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association will explain the importance of preserving the night sky from its continued light pollution, for International Dark Sky Week.
Learn what we can do in our daily lives to reduce the pollution and preserve the night sky for all.
This talk will also introduce the work the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) does in NZ and across the world to protect our night skies, including a brief summary of dark sky places and accreditation process.

Adela Devarajan is a futurist with deep passion for the future of work and data driven decision making; to develop a sustainable community at large. She is an IDA delegate and a member of WAS. Her love for night skies, their heritage, cultural significance across the planet and continued exploration has helped her pursue her passion for dark skies through IDA. She is an electronics engineer by training and currently work as a Senior Adviser in the strategy team at the Ministry for Primary Industries. She moved to Wellington 2 years ago from San Francisco and prior to that has lived in Sri Lanka, India and briefly in Australia.

This talk will also be presented on the 14th of April at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library 6:30 pm. See this Facebook page for details of the Lower Hutt event.

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