27 November 2018

Learn How to Preserve Dark Skies in the LED Era

Jeffrey Hall, Lowell Observatory

The AAS Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris will host a workshop, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to LEDs: Practical Solutions for Dark Sky Preservation in the LED Era," from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, 7 January, at AAS 233 in Seattle, Washington.

Continental USA at Night

As cities everywhere convert from legacy to LED outdoor lighting, the white LEDs that are typically installed are ruinous for the source of our data. There are, however, many other options that are far better for reducing sky glow and are rarely considered for use — in part because communities sometimes are unaware they even exist.

In this workshop, we'll present an LED primer describing the types of available lights, review some case studies of LED conversions in major cities in Arizona, and discuss how to work effectively with communities and elected officials to implement good solutions.

The workshop is $35 and will include a box lunch. Sign up when you register for the meeting or amend your existing registration, and we'll see you there!