A place to discuss the dreaded orange glow
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:36 pm
I don't think these petitions will get anywhere.
Because they're asking everyone to turn off their lights, so that a minority of people interested in astronomy, can see the stars better.
But unfortunately, the majority of people aren't interested in seeing the stars. So they won't agree to the petitions.
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:16 pm
There has been some success with this in a more general sense. Some rural tourist areas promote their area as a place where people can see the night's sky in its glory. Also the effect of artificial lights on wildlife often gets people doing something about it. In a sense the government's reply is correct in that a lot has been done, but as you say it has to be seen as a priority, which it isn't. More needs to be done to educate people and get them to see the benefits for themselves.
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Have been thinking about combining data from different levels of light pollution recently, because its hard to get enough exposures in one night at a dark site to remove noise. Im thinking that the data with more light pollution will kill off the fainter bits of the image. Would this actually work well?
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