April 2022 Monthly Meeting

International Dark Sky Week

When: Wednesday 6th April at 7:30 pm.
Where: Space Place / Carter Observatory and also available via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 898 5793 4315
Passcode: 12345
What: Changing Colour of Light – Steve Butler, President of RASNZ

Note: Zoom link has been updated

The night sky, filled with stars, is celebrated and protected around the world as a shared heritage, benefiting all living things. The Vision of the International Dark-Sky Association

This year, International Dark Sky Week is 22-30 April. Steve Butler, President of RASNZ, will be our featured speaker this month. His topic is: Changing Colour of Light

The ability to light the night on a large scale is a recent achievement for humans. Until recent decades we have not considered what the unwanted impacts of this ability might be. We now know that the colour of the artificial light plays an important role not just in our ability to see, but in how we function, and how our biosphere has adapted to cycles of light and dark. We need to manage both the amount of light and the colour of that light.

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