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Grant From Uwingu Fund Will Help Dark-Sky Save Our Stars
2013-06-03 13:54:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) was recently awarded a grant from the Uwingu Fund in support of the organization's new program called "Save Our Stars." According to IDA, Save Our Stars (SOS) is a program aimed to work with amateur astronomers and other groups to educate about light pollution, provide information about how it can be diminished, and educate about the importance of limiting sky pollution to protect the...

New Android App Gathers Light Pollution Data For Scientists
2013-04-29 18:58:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have developed an app for smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system capable of measuring night sky brightness. The new application, called "Loss of the Night," will gather data so scientists can better understand light pollution on a worldwide scale. "In natural areas you can see several thousand stars with the naked eye" says Dr. Christopher Kyba, physicist at the Freie Universität....

New LED Technology Could Reduce Light Pollution
2013-04-24 18:59:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Until the advent of the electric light, cities were not exactly welcoming places after nightfall. Today, street lights make it easier to see the way after the sun goes down, but this is one of the major contributors to light pollution that washes out the night sky. It has gotten so bad the International Dark-Sky Association held weeklong festivities earlier this month, which was designed to promote ways to help put a dent in...

2013-04-09 23:01:31

Titan LED´s new 300 Watt Titanium Series Shoebox is designed to deliver high intensity and energy efficient outdoor illumination for parking lots, strip malls, car dealerships and other locations that require high mast illumination and performance lighting. The series, which will be available to purchase on April 20, 2013, features a life expectancy in excess of 90,000 hours and a comprehensive 5-year warranty. Moorpark, California (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Titan LED, a leading US-based...

International Dark Sky Week
2013-04-06 05:30:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) is kicking off this weekend in an attempt to show the world just how dark our skies can be without light pollution. The International Dark-Sky Association´s (IDA) week long festivities began on April 5 and continue through April 11. The week is designed to promote ways to help put a dent in light pollution, such as directing light downward instead of up towards the sky, which washes out the stars...

2013-04-03 23:03:45

CAST Lighting announces today that Architectural SSL, a leading LED publication for lighting designers and architects, has awarded the company with two Product Innovation Awards (PIA 2013). One award is for the CAST LED Perimeter Fence Lighting System, and the other is for the CAST Lighting website for its outstanding offerings to professionals and end users. Hawthorne, NJ (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 CAST Lighting announces today that its CAST LED Perimeter Fence Lighting System has received its...


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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