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Author Bará, S.
Title Naked-eye astronomy: optics of the starry night skies Type Journal Article
Year 2014 Publication Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 2014 Abbreviated Journal Proc. SPIE 9289
Volume 9289 Issue (up) Pages
Keywords Society; light pollution
Abstract The world at night offers a wealth of stimuli and opportunities as a resource for Optics education, at all age levels and from any (formal, non formal or informal) perspective. The starry sky and the urban nightscape provide a unique combination of pointlike sources with extremely different emission spectra and brightness levels on a generally darker, locally homogeneous background. This fact, combined with the particular characteristics of the human visual system under mesopic and scotopic conditions, provides a perfect setting for experiencing first-hand different optical phenomena of increasing levels of complexity: from the eye's point spread function to the luminance contrast threshold for source detection, from basic diffraction patterns to the intricate irradiance fluctuations due to atmospheric turbulence. Looking at the nightscape is also a perfect occasion to raise awareness on the increasing levels of light pollution associated to the misuse of public and private artificial light at night, to promote a sustainable use of lighting, and to take part in worldwide citizen science campaigns. Last but not least, night sky observing activities can be planned and developed following a very flexible schedule, allowing individual students to carry them out from home and sharing the results in the classroom as well as organizing social events and night star parties with the active engagement of families and groups of the local community. This contribution describes these possibilities and introduces some of the free resources available to put them in practice.
Address Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, Spain; salva.bara@usc.es
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Author Franceschini, S.; Pansera, M.
Title Beyond unsustainable eco-innovation: The role of narratives in the evolution of the lighting sector Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Technological Forecasting and Social Change Abbreviated Journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume 92 Issue (up) Pages 69-83
Keywords Lighting, Society
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ISSN 0040-1625 ISBN Medium
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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1186
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Author Green, J.; Perkins, C.; Steinbach, R.; Edwards, P.
Title Reduced street lighting at night and health: A rapid appraisal of public views in England and Wales Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Health & Place Abbreviated Journal Health Place
Volume 34 Issue (up) Pages 171-180
Keywords Society; Psychology; Lighting; Darkness
Abstract Financial and carbon reduction incentives have prompted many local authorities to reduce street lighting at night. Debate on the public health implications has centred on road accidents, fear of crime and putative health gains from reduced exposure to artificial light. However, little is known about public views of the relationship between reduced street lighting and health. We undertook a rapid appraisal in eight areas of England and Wales using ethnographic data, a household survey and documentary sources. Public concern focused on road safety, fear of crime, mobility and seeing the night sky but, for the majority in areas with interventions, reductions went unnoticed. However, more private concerns tapped into deep-seated anxieties about darkness, modernity 'going backwards', and local governance. Pathways linking lighting reductions and health are mediated by place, expectations of how localities should be lit, and trust in local authorities to act in the best interests of local communities.
Address Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
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ISSN 1353-8292 ISBN Medium
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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1187
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Author Dobler, G.; Ghandehari, M.; Koonin, S.E.; Nazari, R.; Patrinos, A.; Sharma, M.S.; Tafvizi, A.; Vo, H.T.; Wurtele, J.S.
Title Dynamics of the urban lightscape Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Information Systems Abbreviated Journal Information Systems
Volume 54 Issue (up) Pages 115–126
Keywords lighting, society, skyglow
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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1212
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Author Bazell, R.J.
Title Star Bright, Street Light, Which Will They See Tonight? Type Magazine Article
Year 1971 Publication Science Abbreviated Journal Science
Volume 171 Issue (up) Pages 461
Keywords Society; light pollution; history; historical
Abstract Astronomers are asking that Tucson modify its outdoor lighting so that their view of the heavens will not be obstructed by the city's nighttime glare. Workers at the five observatories: in the mountains surrounding this rapidly growing city of 300,000 fear that in the future they will be unable to observe certain astronomical phenomena, if the amount of light coming from the city continues to increase.
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Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 1257
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