2022 Light Pollution Committee Meetings

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Christopher K.
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2022 Light Pollution Committee Meetings

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In December HRPO was graced with a visit from Melanie Templet and Walt Cooney, two people effective in getting the Observatory founded and putting the Observatory "on the map" with dozens of asteroid discoveries, respectively. Each expressed concern at the expansive light pollution problem near the storied facility's viewing grounds.

Are you a local skygazer, homeowner, business owner, science teacher or stakeholder interested reclaiming a natural sky above HRPO and its surrounding while simultaneously saving money and energy, and making driving safer? The first 2022 meeting of the Light Pollution Committee meeting will be at HRPO on Wednesday 26 January at 6pm.

This meeting (open to the public) is a sounding board for real-life solutions to the light pollution problem. The January session will have an update of the in-progress Seven-Year Action Plan to Reacquire the Natural Sky and review the current successes of the on-site BRAS petition as well as the Free the Milky Way display.
Christopher K.
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The next meeting of the Light Pollution Committee will be at HRPO on Wednesday 23 February at 6pm.

The February session will introduce a special visitor package which will include steps to make your private property as skygazer-friendly as possible.
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HRPO personnel have found in its archives seven copies of the classic full-sized foldout "The Best Deep-Sky Objects". It contains a brief essay describing the magnification power needed for certain celestial treasures, and a right ascension/declination list of 177 of these amazing hidden features of the night sky. Starting tonight, the first seven households to attend Light Pollution Committee meetings will receive one of these copies. There are only seven!
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Re: 2022 Light Pollution Committee Meetings

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The next meeting of the Light Pollution Committee will be at HRPO on Wednesday 25 May at 6pm. Among other topics, the BRAS Showcase (at HRPO on 17 June) and the recitation of local light pollution mitigating suggestions and triumphs at the Showcase, is on the agenda.
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