Light Pollution

Date:
Wednesday, 06/26/2019
Time: 6:00 pm

Category:


Light pollution is unintended illumination and intensity from artificial lights, causing light trespass, glare, and sky glow.  This fundamentally alters the natural night environment, disrupting the ecosystem and inhibiting our view of the majestic night sky.  Artificial light at night (ALAN) negatively affects human health, and can even cause safety problems.

Join Ryan Farber from Michigan Dark Skies to hear more about the problem of light pollution and the Michigan Dark Skies research program.

Michigan Dark Skies is a collaboration of astronomers, bird watchers, environmentalists, academics, and Michigan residents. The group raises public awareness and advocates for environmentally aware lighting in Ann Arbor and Michigan that promote human health and safety, eliminate wasted energy, and restore the ecosystem. Register at the Adult Service Desk or call 734-426-4477.

This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program: “A Universe of Stories”.  Registration in the Adult Summer Reading Program is NOT required to attend this event.  All are welcome.


6:00 PM 6:00 PM America/Detroit Light Pollution

Light pollution is unintended illumination and intensity from artificial lights, causing light trespass, glare, and sky glow.  This fundamentally alters the natural night environment, disrupting the ecosystem and inhibiting our view of the majestic night sky.  Artificial light at night (ALAN) negatively affects human health, and can even cause safety problems. Join Ryan Farber from Michigan Dark […]

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