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EP26 - Sunday, 15th November 2020 7:30pm GMT - What Future for Britain’s Dark Skies? by Bob Mizon

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This week we are delighted to be joined by Bob Mizon, MBE, FRAS from the commission for dark skies (CfDS) https://britastro.org/dark-skies/index.php to give us his talk titled: What Future for Britain’s Dark Skies? Britain’s dark places and the threat to their existence and biodiversity.

Bob  is the co-ordinator of the BAA's CfDS as well as a planetarium operator and astronomy lecturer. The CfDS aims to turn back the tide of light pollution which has seriously affected our view of the stars over the last 50 years.

His talk will also mention the new All-Party Parliamentary Dark Skies Group of MPs and how we can support their work in persuading Government that dark skies policies and legislation will make a difference not just to our view of the stars, but also to expenditure on energy, the biodiversity collapse and a more comfortable nighttime environment.

This is a topic surely important to us all so we look forward to hearing from Bob and hopefully seeing how we can help this important campaign.

I look forward to seeing you there 🙂


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Topic: EP26 - Sunday, 15th November 2020 7:30pm GMT - What Future for Britain’s Dark Skies? by Bob Mizon
Time: Nov 15, 2020 07:30 PM London

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Was wondering, but if the government could fix light pollution then think of all the petrol miles (CO2) that could be saved by the army of amateur astronomers who currently travel miles for dark skies.....


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Bob has asked us to not make this publicly available on YouTube but should anybody have missed it and want to catch up, please PM me and I can send you a private link to watch it.

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@happy-katlink to Bob: https://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/enquiries.php

Direct link to PDF version: https://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/pdfs/CfDS_booklet_Rev07.pdf

Now here's another potential - and very scary - ALAN harm that came to light very recently: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7511708/

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