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He Met His True Love While Chasing Eclipses. Now They Chase Them TogetherTIMEFred and Patricia Espenak, both retired, now live in Arizona Sky Village, an eastern Arizona village designed for astronomers who want to make observations with minimal light pollution. "I've always wanted to live someplace where I could go out and ... [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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Times SeriesNeighbours' 'daily noise nightmare' as sounds from Oakleigh Depot keeps them up from 5.30amTimes SeriesCllr Kathy Levine said: “Residents are facing a daily nightmare of noise, fumes and light pollution, and now they are being woken up at 5.30am six days a week and at 7am on Sundays - they have no respite from it and it is totally unacceptable ...and more [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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Shining the light on county's Dark Skies ordinance: Existing regs would be fine tuned; no one's going to jailWet Mountain TribuneYet it is that same night sky that has stirred controversy in Custer County, as a proposed definition change to the language of an existing light pollution ordinance has some people wondering if they change an exterior light, will they go to jail ... [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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CBC.caCalgary completes conversion of 80K street lights to LED, expects $5M in annual savingsCBC.caThe new LED fixtures focus light on a more narrow area, the city said, concentrating illumination on streets and sidewalks and reducing light "spillage" upward, thus reducing light pollution. Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a photo of the city from orbit ...and more [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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Jackson Hole News&GuideAvoid light pollution for best eclipse viewsJackson Hole News&GuideMoving just beyond these downtown locations will get you away from any of that light pollution. Going farther out into the boonies is always better for viewing anything celestial — stars, comets, northern lights. And, of course, all of these are ... [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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CosmosStunning photography captures the beauty of the night skyCosmosUrban light pollution has so dimmed the heavens that those of us living in cities barely register the awesome spectacle countless generations of our forebears contemplated nightly. The night sky inspired imaginative creation stories and intricate ... [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
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The Westmorland GazetteSKYWATCH: get somewhere dark and look for a faint misty bandThe Westmorland GazetteIt's now dark enough by around eleven o'clock in the evening to see the Milky Way - but only if you're somewhere really dark, away from light pollution. Streetlights, house security lights and illuminated buildings (hotels are among the worst offenders ... [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Facility Executive MagazineSolar Eclipse Viewing Tips, For Facility ManagementFacility Executive MagazineDim the Lights: When the sky begins to grow dark, make sure to dim or turn your lights off. Light pollution will be a factor in the eclipse viewing experience. If your building or home has lights programmed to automatically trigger when the outdoor ...and more [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Lincolnshire ReporterMatt Warman: Summer conversations with constituentsLincolnshire ReporterWhile this remains an issue that can be refined and improved, I've lost count of the number of people who are now keenly aware of the irritations of light pollution – and even often grateful they can now see the stars after midnight. At Pilgrim ... [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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Manchester Evening NewsLa Palma - how to get there, what to do, and where to eatManchester Evening NewsStargazing is a popular activity in La Palma and scientists flock to the island to enjoy its clear skies, thanks to low levels of air and light pollution. Ad Astra runs stargazing tours for €25 for adults or €15 for children. Head out onto the water in ... [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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Gears Of BizPhotographers capture night skies as Perseid meteor shower peaksSwindon AdvertiserBut some wanting to photograph them had to head away from Swindon, because of light pollution, to get their pictures. Jack Smith was at Cotswold Water Country Park and Moulden Hill car park in the early hours on Sunday to catch views of the shower ...Everything you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower and when to watch out for itBristol PostThe Perseid [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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ChronicleLiveSeven photos of the Perseid meteor shower over Northumberland & DurhamChronicleLiveHe was not the only reader to see the light show, which included some larger meteors like this one photographed by Chris Wilson in County Durham, close to the Northumberland border at Allenheads on Saturday, August 12. He described it as a fireball ... [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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The Mystery of the Seabird that barks like a DogBirdLife InternationalAs part of two new projects – MISTIC SEAS II (a continuation of our work for LIFE EuroSAP) and LuMinAves (to mitigate light pollution affecting seabirds in the Macaronesian archipelagos) – we returned to the islet, determined to solve the mystery of ... [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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Gears Of BizThe 'brightest meteor shower in recorded history' can be seen from Kent tonightKent LiveThe darker the location, the better – so find a vantage point away from the light pollution of towns or cities, if possible. If you can get to a large area of open land, you'll be in the best possible place for catching the shower. The meteors will ...Everything you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower and when [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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Sky NewsMassive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazersSky NewsEven in London, which usually loses out due to high levels of light pollution, there was still a good number of meteors to be seen. VirtualAstro said that, within a few hours of darkness, thousands of people from across the British Isles were watching ...​You can view the Sturgeon moon and the Perseid meteor shower tonight and tomorrow – here's howDevon LiveStep aside, solar eclipse. This weekend is [...]
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
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