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LAS Monthly Meeting via Zoom

  • August 20, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

Dark Skies Matter

Deborah Price & Rebecca Dickson

7:00 PM Zoom virtual meeting for August on Thursday, the 20th; join us.


Light pollution is the nemesis of all visible light astronomers, preventing us from seeing the night sky that our ancestors enjoyed. But there are other negative effects; humans need darkness balanced with daylight, and more than 50% of wildlife species depend on darkness to survive. Our presenters for the August 20th virtual meeting of LAS, Deborah Price and Rebecca Dickson, will address the critical importance of dark skies.

Deborah is a Natural History Program Specialist with Boulder County Parks & Open Space; Rebecca, is chair of the Sierra Club-Indian Peaks. In their presentation they will share why dark skies matter, what Boulder County is doing to monitor dark skies in open space and in urban areas, and what we can all do to help preserve darkness now and in the future.

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